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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Kdb+ vs. Lovefield

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsHigh performance Time Series DBMSEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score28.64
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score8.32
Rank#51  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#235  Overall
#112  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewkx.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbcode.kx.comgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcGoogle
Initial release20132000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032014
Current release2.0.2, November 20203.6, May 20182.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoqJavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (q)SQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
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
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyes infowith viewsUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyesyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsrights management via user accountsno
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InfluxDBKdb+Lovefield
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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News

Release Announcement: InfluxDB Enterprise 1.9
17 June 2021

Release Announcement: Telegraf 1.19.0
17 June 2021

Release Announcement: InfluxDB OSS 2.0.7
7 June 2021

Announcement: InfluxDays North America 2021 Call for Papers is Open!
7 June 2021

Event Highlights: InfluxDays EMEA 2021 Virtual Experience
3 June 2021

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