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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Infobright vs. MySQL

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational 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
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Score26.55
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score1.22
Rank#154  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score1220.69
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.ignitetech.com/­infobright-dbwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.Oracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release201320051995
Current release2.0.2, November 20208.0.23 , January 2021
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 2016Open Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoCC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnono infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
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
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 proceduresnonoyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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 capabilitiesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBInfobrightMySQL
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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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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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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