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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Kinetica vs. Postgres-XL vs. RethinkDB vs. SingleStore

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.MySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Spatial DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score28.52
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#204  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
Score0.69
Rank#209  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Score3.09
Rank#96  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score5.74
Rank#64  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.kinetica.comwww.postgres-xl.orgrethinkdb.comwww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationrethinkdb.com/­docsdocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperKineticaThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017SingleStore Inc.
Initial release201320122014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB20092013
Current release2.0.8, August 20217.1, August 202110 R1, October 20182.4.1, August 20207.3, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageGoC, C++CC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
LinuxLinux
macOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux info64 bit version required
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryyes
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionalitynono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infodistributed, parallel query executionnoyes, but no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsuser defined functionsyes
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyesClient-side triggers through changefeedsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding inforange basedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replicationSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infoMVCCAtomic single-document operationsACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITED
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoMVCC basedyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
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 infoGPU vRAM or System RAMnonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infousers and table-level permissionsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InfluxDBKineticaPostgres-XLRethinkDBSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Native and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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SingleStore is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical...
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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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Best in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Performance - Shattering the Trillion-Rows-Per-Second Barrier Fast data ingest -...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Any application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Real-Time Analytics Internet of Things Personalization and Recommendations Risk Management...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Citibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Comcast - Real-time Stream Processing Architecture DellEMC - Getting it Right Exactly...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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The largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Customers in various industries worldwide -- US and International Industry Solutions:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Always Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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