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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsTimeSeries DBMS for IoT and BigDataA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score26.55
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#290  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score2.77
Rank#97  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.machbase.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbendoc.machbase.comdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperMachbaseTimescale
Initial release201320132017
Current release2.0.2, November 2020V4.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial infofree test version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoCC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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 query languageyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyselectable replication factorSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes
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 infovolatile and lookup tableno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountssimple password-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBMachbase infoFormer name was InfinifluxTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Machbase is an extremely fast time series database which processes large volumes...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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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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Fastest Database for IIoT, Independently verified, on Industry Standard Benchmarks....
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Distributed Query In Machbase Cluster Edition, a broker node, which is responsible...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Samsung, POSCO, Hyundai
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Real-time data processing Real-time index creation Optimized DBMS for processing...
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an 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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Machbase provide several product editions, including: Intelligent Edge Device, Fog...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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