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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Memcached vs. RethinkDB vs. Rockset

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.A scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeDocument storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
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
Score4.23
Rank#78  Overall
#13  Document stores
Score0.43
Rank#235  Overall
#33  Document stores
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.memcached.orgrethinkdb.comrockset.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikirethinkdb.com/­docsdocs.rockset.com/­overview
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017Rockset
Initial release2013200320092019
Current release1.8.0, April 20201.6.0, March 20202.4.0, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoCC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsnoyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometrydynamic typing
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.nonono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesnonoyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenonoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Proprietary protocolHTTP REST
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 infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
TriggersnonoClient-side triggers through changefeedsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneSharding inforange basedAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallitySource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoAtomic single-document operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC basedyes
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 engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolyes infousers and table-level permissionsAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console
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InfluxDBMemcachedRethinkDBRockset
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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