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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA relational database management system that stores data in columns
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score28.64
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#235  Overall
#112  Relational DBMS
Score1.95
Rank#120  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.monetdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdwww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperGoogleMonetDB BV
Initial release201320142004
Current release2.0.2, November 20202.1.12, February 2017Oct2020-SP2, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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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
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensions
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
JavaScriptC
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes, in SQL, C, R
TriggersnoUsing read-only observersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneSharding via remote tables
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynonenone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental status
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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 persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
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 accountsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InfluxDBLovefieldMonetDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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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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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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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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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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Release Announcement: InfluxDB Enterprise 1.9
17 June 2021

Release Announcement: Telegraf 1.19.0
17 June 2021

Release Announcement: InfluxDB OSS 2.0.7
7 June 2021

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