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System Properties Comparison Graphite vs. InfluxDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  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 metricsA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.08
Rank#79  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score28.48
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score5.62
Rank#73  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationgraphite.readthedocs.iodocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperChris DavisTimescale
Initial release200620132017
Current release2.7.5, January 20242.13.0, November 2023
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
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Implementation languagePythonGoC
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlyNumeric data and Stringsnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Sockets
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoin enterprise version onlyyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
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 accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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GraphiteInfluxDBTimescaleDB
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 1,900 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Market metricsFastest-growing database to drive 25,500 GitHub stars Over 750,000 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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