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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Memcached vs. Redis

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingIn-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
Secondary database modelsDocument store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score18.34
Rank#34  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score27.01
Rank#26  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score144.08
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbwww.memcached.orgredis.io
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiredis.io/­documentation
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Labs
Initial release201320032009
Current release1.7.6, April 20191.5.12, November 20185.0.5, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsnopartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes
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 indexesnonoyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Proprietary protocolproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
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
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoLua
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityMaster-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemStrong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scripts
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs
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) protocolSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial version
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBMemcachedRedis
Specific characteristicsInfluxData includes the open source time-series database InfluxDB . It supports high...
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Redis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
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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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Redis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Redis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
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Key customersInfluxData , the creator of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built...
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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 14,018 github stars Over 148,000 servers deployed...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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The licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
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