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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score18.00
Rank#34  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score29.08
Rank#24  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperMicrosoft
Initial release20132014
Current release1.7.6, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyes infoJSON types
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.no
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScript
TriggersnoJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Session Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 accountsAccess rights can be defined down to the item level
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData includes the open source time-series database InfluxDB . It supports high...
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Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft™s globally-distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model...
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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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Global distribution Easily build globally-distributed applications without the hassle...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Azure Cosmos DB enables writing globally distributed applications and allows you...
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Key customersInfluxData , the creator of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built...
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Jet.com, Asos, Real Madrid, Orange Tribes, MSN, Telenor, NextGames, Schneider Electric,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 14,018 github stars Over 148,000 servers deployed...
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Gartner Research positions Microsoft as the leader in the Magic Quadrant Operational...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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With Azure Cosmos DB, pay only for the storage you use and the throughput you provision...
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