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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Kdb+ vs. TerarkDB

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsHigh performance Time Series DBMSA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score18.65
Rank#33  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score5.50
Rank#55  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#297  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbkx.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbcode.kx.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcTerark
Initial release20132000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032016
Current release1.7.6, April 20193.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoqC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesno
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'no
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (q)no
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
HTTP API
Jupyter
Kafka
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
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
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyes infowith viewsno
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 onlyMaster-slave 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 integritynoyesno
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 engineyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsrights management via user accountsno
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBKdb+TerarkDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData includes the open source time-series database InfluxDB . It supports high...
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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 , the creator of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built...
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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 14,018 github stars Over 148,000 servers deployed...
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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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