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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score28.48
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.80
Rank#226  Overall
#104  Relational DBMS
Score91.65
Rank#14  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.kinetica.comwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.kinetica.comdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperKineticaSplunk Inc.
Initial release201320122003
Current release2.7.5, January 20247.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC, C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
LinuxLinux
OS X
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
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#
Java
JavaScript
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 onlyShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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 levelAccess rights for users and roles
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InfluxDBKineticaSplunk
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 25,500 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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