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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Memcached vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. SAP HANA

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud service
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
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
Score60.45
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score52.86
Rank#19  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.memcached.orgazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.sap.com/­products/­hana.html
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikidocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlhelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalMicrosoftSAP
Initial release2013200320102010
Current release1.8.0, April 20201.6.0, March 2020V122.0 SPS04 (April 5, 2019), April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno infoalso available as a cloud based service
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
hostedAppliance or cloud-service
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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 (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoTransact SQLSQLScript, R
Triggersnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes, with always 3 replicas availableyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDACID
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 engineyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBMemcachedMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureSAP HANA
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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