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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsFully managed big data interactive analytics platformIn-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store infoIf a column is of type dynamic docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-types/­dynamic then it's possible to add arbitrary JSON documents in this cell
Event Store infothis is the general usage pattern at Microsoft. Billing, Logs, Telemetry events are stored in ADX and the state of an individual entity is defined by the arg_max(timestamps)
Search engine infosupport for complex search expressions docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­parseoperator FTS, Geospatial docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­geo-point-to-geohash-function distributed search -> ADX acts as a distributed search engine
Time Series DBMS infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer/­time-series-analysis
Document store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.03
Rank#169  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score27.17
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score4.27
Rank#78  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score162.17
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitegriddb.netwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorerredis.io
Technical documentationdocs.griddb.netdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorerredis.io/­documentation
DeveloperToshiba CorporationMicrosoftSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Labs
Initial release2013201320192009
Current release4.5, June 20202.0.2, November 2020cloud service with continuous releases6.2.1 , March 2021
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 availablecommercialOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageC++GoC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
hostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeyesschema-freeFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampNumeric data and Stringsyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-typespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesnoall fields are automatically indexedyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)SQL-like query languageKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization 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
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, RLua
Triggersyesnoyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicyno infopublish/subscribe channels provide limited trigger functionality
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Multi-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
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 containersEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelnonoOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scripts
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoDepending on used storage enginenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasesimple rights management via user accountsAzure Active Directory AuthenticationSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial version
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GridDBInfluxDBMicrosoft Azure Data ExplorerRedis
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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Azure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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Redis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
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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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Kusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Redis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
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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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IoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Redis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
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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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Microsoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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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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Azure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
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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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The licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
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