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System Properties Comparison Graphite vs. InfluxDB vs. Prometheus

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NameGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  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 metricsOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring system
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Rank#80  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Rank#36  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Rank#103  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Technical documentationgraphite.readthedocs.iodocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbprometheus.io/­docs
DeveloperChris Davis
Initial release200620132015
Current release1.5.2, April 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
Implementation languagePythonGoGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlyNumeric data and StringsNumeric data only
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.nonono infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
JavaScript (Node.js)
JavaScript (Node.js)
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factoryes infoby Federation
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infolockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accountsno
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Specific characteristicsInfluxData includes the open source time-series database InfluxDB . It supports high...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersComplete list of refererence customers are at https://www.influxdata.com/customers/testimonials/...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 10,000 github stars Over 54,000 servers deployed...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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