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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA highly scalable full ACID SQL database with fast NoSQL data ingestion and GIS capabilitiesEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score28.64
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.28
Rank#270  Overall
#41  Key-value stores
#124  Relational DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#235  Overall
#112  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.leanxcale.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperLeanXcaleGoogle
Initial release201320152014
Current release2.0.2, November 20202.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercialOpen 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 languageGoJavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
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 Stringsyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infothrough Apache DerbySQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
proprietary key/value interface
Spark Connector
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C
Java
Scala
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
TriggersnoUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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 datanoACIDACID
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 accountsno
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBLeanXcaleLovefield
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Full ACID and full SQL operational database with analytical queries over operational...
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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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Linear scalability upto 100s of nodes (tested with 100 nodes and TPC-C).
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Hybrid Transactional-Analytical Processing (HTAP) requiring an operational database...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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banking/finance/fintech, telco, insurance, traveltech, M2M/IoT, retail
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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15 beta testers
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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annual fee covering license and support based on number of physical cores
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1 June 2021

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