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System Properties Comparison GreptimeDB vs. InfluxDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameGreptimeDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn open source Time Series DBMS built for increased scalability, high performance and efficiencyDBMS 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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Score0.05
Rank#368  Overall
#37  Time Series DBMS
Score26.56
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score4.87
Rank#74  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Websitegreptime.comwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.greptime.comdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperGreptime Inc.Timescale
Initial release202220132017
Current release2.7.5, January 20242.13.0, November 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 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 languageRustGoC
Server operating systemsAndroid
Docker
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric 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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsgRPC
HTTP API
JDBC
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
.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 proceduresPythonnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlyyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable 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 systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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 controlSimple rights management via user accountssimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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GreptimeDBInfluxDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsGreptimeDB is a SQL & Python-enabled timeseries database system built from scratch...
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantages- Inherits advantages of Rust, such as excellent performance, memory safe, resource...
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Time to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Typical application scenariosFor IoT industries, GreptimeDB can seamless integrate with message queues and other...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Key customersGreptime's clients span multiple sectors including IoT, connected vehicles, and energy...
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InfluxData has more than 1,900 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Market metricsGreptimeDB has garnered global recognition by topping GitHub trends following its...
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Fastest-growing database to drive 27,500 GitHub stars Over 750,000 daily active instances
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Licensing and pricing modelsGreptimeDB: open source, distributed, cloud-native TSDB; supports Hybrid Time-series...
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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