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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. IRONdb vs. TimesTen

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score19.62
Rank#33  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#324  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score2.04
Rank#106  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbwww.irondb.iowww.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-in-memory-database/­index.html
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.irondb.io/­docswww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­timesten/­documentation/­index.html
DeveloperCirconus LLC.Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release201320171998
Current release1.7.8, August 2019V0.10.20, January 201811 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
LinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
HTTP APIODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
JDBC
ODBC
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
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in LuaPL/SQL
Triggersnonono
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 awareMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
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 nodesImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage enginenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InfluxDBIRONdbTimesTen
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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IRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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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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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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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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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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IRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Only TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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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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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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