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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Kinetica vs. SAP IQ

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score24.39
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#234  Overall
#107  Relational DBMS
Score2.64
Rank#108  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.kinetica.comwww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.kinetica.comhelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_IQ
DeveloperKineticaSAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release201320121994
Current release2.7.6, April 20247.1, August 202116.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC, C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
LinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
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
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replicationSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate 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
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 RAMno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InfluxDBKineticaSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,900 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Market metricsFastest-growing database to drive 27,500 GitHub stars Over 750,000 daily active instances
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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