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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Kdb+

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsHigh performance Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score24.15
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score7.66
Rank#51  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewkx.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbcode.kx.com
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plc
Initial release20132000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 2003
Current release1.8.0, April 20203.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial infofree 32-bit version
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoq
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (q)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infowith views
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processing
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 accountsrights management via user accounts
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InfluxDBKdb+
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Integrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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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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provides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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tick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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kdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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