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System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. InfluxDB vs. MySQL

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBDistributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.55
Rank#96  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score0.42
Rank#252  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score29.78
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score1202.85
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_2.0.0/­welcome.htmldocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014IBMOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release2010201720131995
Current release2.02.3, June 20228.0.30, July 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageErlangC and C++GoC and C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesNumeric 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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeSQL-like query languageyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.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 proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyesnoyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Active-active shard replicationselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possiblenonoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingNo - written data is immutableyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replication and asynchronous writes in parquet format to permanent shared storageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to drive 23,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 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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