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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score18.34
Rank#34  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#307  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score0.50
Rank#206  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbwww.irondb.iordf4j.org
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.irondb.io/­docsdocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release201320172004
Current release1.7.6, April 2019V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC and C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
LinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in Luayes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
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 accountsnono
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBIRONdbRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsInfluxData includes the open source time-series database InfluxDB . It supports high...
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IRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Unmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Real Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Key customersInfluxData , the creator of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built...
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IRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 14,018 github stars Over 148,000 servers deployed...
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Only TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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IRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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