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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. With MariaDB ColumnStore a column-oriented storage engine is available too.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.66
Rank#199  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score22.88
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score90.92
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitegriddb.netwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewmariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
sphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.griddb.netdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­librarysphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperToshiba CorporationMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2013201320092001
Current release4.5, June 20201.8.0, April 202010.4.12, January 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++GoC and C++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infoDynamic columns are supportedyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampNumeric data and Stringsyesno
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 indexesyesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)SQL-like query languageyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3no
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlyHorizontal partitioning, sharding with Spider storage engine or Galera cluster infoPartitioning by range, list, hash, keySharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replication infousing MariaDB Galera Cluster
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelnoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes infowith MEMORY storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasesimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Open source database from the creators of MySQL, enhanced with enterprise tools and...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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High availability, scalability, performance beyond MySQL and other databases.
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Web, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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InfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Booking.com, Wikipedia, Google, Canal+, ClubMed, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Fastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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MariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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