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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Memcached vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score23.34
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score26.34
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score31.67
Rank#25  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score60.45
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.memcached.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikidocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release2013200320142010
Current release1.8.0, April 20201.6.0, March 2020V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
hostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsnoyes infoJSON typesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnonoyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Proprietary protocolDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJavaScriptTransact SQL
TriggersnonoJavaScriptyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InfluxDBMemcachedMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure
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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