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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsDistributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2Scalable Time Series DBMS based on HBase
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score18.00
Rank#34  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#199  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score2.30
Rank#105  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbgithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdbopentsdb.net
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbkairosdb.github.ioopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.html
Developercurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributors
Initial release201320132011
Current release1.7.6, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoLGPL
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesnumeric data for metrics, strings for tags
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 indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Graphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
HTTP API
Telnet API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infobased on CassandraSharding infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandraselectable replication factor infobased on HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on HBase
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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 enginenono
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountssimple password-based access controlno
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InfluxDBKairosDBOpenTSDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData includes the open source time-series database InfluxDB . It supports high...
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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 , the creator of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 14,018 github stars Over 148,000 servers deployed...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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