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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsDistributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2A widely used distributed, scalable search engine based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score21.86
Rank#30  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#186  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score51.64
Rank#19  Overall
#3  Search engines
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdblucene.apache.org/­solr
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbkairosdb.github.iolucene.apache.org/­solr/­resources.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation
Initial release201320132006
Current release1.8.0, April 20201.2.2, November 20188.5.2, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2
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
All OS with a Java VM inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fields
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typing
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 indexesnonoyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoSolr Parallel SQL Interface
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Graphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON 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
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava plugins
Triggersnonoyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infobased on CassandraSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandrayes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonospark-solr: github.com/­lucidworks/­spark-solr and streaming expressions to reduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonooptimistic locking
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 enginenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountssimple password-based access controlyes
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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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