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System Properties Comparison Graphite vs. InfluxDB

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NameGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperDBMS for storing time series, events and metrics
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.72
Rank#62  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score30.25
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overview
Technical documentationgraphite.readthedocs.iodocs.influxdata.com/­influxdb
DeveloperChris Davis
Initial release20062013
Current release2.5.1, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languagePythonGo
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlyNumeric data and Strings
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nono
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Sockets
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoin enterprise version only
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infolockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accounts
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GraphiteInfluxDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Market metricsFastest-growing database to drive 24,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 daily active instances
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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