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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Memcached vs. Snowflake

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score26.87
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score25.40
Rank#28  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score23.19
Rank#30  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.memcached.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikidocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201320032014
Current release2.0.2, November 20201.6.9, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsnoyes
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 indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Proprietary protocolCLI Client
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
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
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
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 engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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InfluxDBMemcachedSnowflake
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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