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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Lovefield vs. Memcached

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
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
Score0.51
Rank#235  Overall
#112  Relational DBMS
Score25.18
Rank#30  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperGoogleDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release201320142003
Current release2.0.2, November 20202.1.12, February 20171.6.9, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoJavaScriptC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesno
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 indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
JavaScript.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
TriggersnoUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynonenone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseno
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 infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsnoyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol
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InfluxDBLovefieldMemcached
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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