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System Properties Comparison Graphite vs. InfluxDB vs. TiDB

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NameGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  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 metricsTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
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Score5.09
Rank#71  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score29.50
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score2.66
Rank#106  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewpingcap.com
Technical documentationgraphite.readthedocs.iodocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stable
DeveloperChris DavisPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release200620132016
Current release2.0.8, August 20215.0.1, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonGoGo, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlyNumeric data and Stringsyes
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
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Sockets
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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 accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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GraphiteInfluxDBTiDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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TiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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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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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Shopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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