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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Infobright vs. MemSQL

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score20.33
Rank#32  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score1.04
Rank#141  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Score4.09
Rank#71  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.ignitetech.com/­solutions/­information-technology/­infobrightdbwww.memsql.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.memsql.com
DeveloperIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.MemSQL Inc.
Initial release201320052013
Current release1.7.8, August 20196.8, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Windows
Linux info64 bit version required
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyes
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 indexesnono infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesyes, but no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITED
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InfluxDBInfobrightMemSQL
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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MemSQL is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical systems...
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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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Performance - Shattering the Trillion-Rows-Per-Second Barrier Fast data ingest -...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Real-Time Analytics Internet of Things Personalization and Recommendations Risk Management...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Comcast - Real-time Stream Processing Architecture DellEMC - Getting it Right Exactly...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Customers in various industries worldwide -- US and International Industry Solutions:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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