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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Informix vs. Memcached

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score21.86
Rank#30  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score24.65
Rank#28  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score25.84
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
github.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.Danga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release201319842003
Current release1.8.0, April 202014.10.FC3, December 20191.6.0, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC, C++ and JavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesno
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.no
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
none infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBInformixMemcached
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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