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DBMS > InfluxDB vs. JanusGraph vs. Postgres-XL vs. RethinkDB

System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. JanusGraph vs. Postgres-XL vs. RethinkDB

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonJanusGraph infosuccessor of Titan  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters infoIt was forked from the latest code base of Titan in January 2017Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSGraph DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score28.54
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score2.54
Rank#113  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
Score0.69
Rank#210  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Score3.20
Rank#100  Overall
#18  Document stores
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewjanusgraph.orgwww.postgres-xl.orgrethinkdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.janusgraph.orgwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationrethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperLinux Foundation; originally developed as Titan by AureliusThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release201320172014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2009
Current release2.0.8, August 20210.6.0, September 202110 R1, October 20182.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageGoJavaCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes infodistributed, parallel query executionno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Clojure
Java
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesuser defined functions
TriggersnoyesyesClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyyes infodepending on the used storage backend (e.g. Cassandra, HBase, BerkeleyDB)horizontal partitioningSharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics enginenoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID infoMVCCAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoMVCC based
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcastyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage enginenono
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Serverfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infousers and table-level permissions
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBJanusGraph infosuccessor of TitanPostgres-XLRethinkDB
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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