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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. LevelDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. SingleStore

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonLevelDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsEmbeddable fast key-value storage library that provides an ordered mapping from string keys to string valuesBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score24.96
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score3.56
Rank#91  Overall
#17  Key-value stores
Score0.58
Rank#219  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
Score6.04
Rank#63  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgithub.com/­google/­leveldbwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­google/­leveldb/­blob/­master/­doc/­index.mdwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationdocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperGoogleSingleStore Inc.
Initial release201320112014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2013
Current release2.0.2, November 20201.22, May 201910 R1, October 20187.1.10, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoMozilla public licensecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC++CC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Illumos
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Linux info64 bit version required
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsnoyesyes
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 functionalityno
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes, but no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
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++
Go
Java info3rd party binding
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Python info3rd party binding
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functionsyes
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynonehorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infoMVCCACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITED
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infowith automatic compression on writesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage enginenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBLevelDBPostgres-XLSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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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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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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