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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonUniData,UniVerse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsFully managed big data interactive analytics platformEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)MultiValue database and application server with SQL mapping layer and meta database capabilities
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedKey-value storeMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoIf a column is of type dynamic docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-types/­dynamic then it's possible to add arbitrary JSON documents in this cell
Event Store infothis is the general usage pattern at Microsoft. Billing, Logs, Telemetry events are stored in ADX and the state of an individual entity is defined by the arg_max(timestamps)
Search engine infosupport for complex search expressions docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­parseoperator, FTS, Geospatial docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­geo-point-to-geohash-function, distributed search -> ADX acts as a distributed search engine
Time Series DBMS infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer/­time-series-analysis
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score21.62
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score2.75
Rank#89  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score2.74
Rank#90  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
Score3.54
Rank#80  Overall
#2  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorerrocksdb.orgwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorergithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikiwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2/­documentation
DeveloperMicrosoftFacebook, Inc.Rocket Software
Initial release2013201920131985
Current release1.7.10, February 2020cloud service with continuous releases6.7.3, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercialOpen Source infoBSDcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)schema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-typesnooptional
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 indexesnoall fields are automatically indexednoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetnoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
Java API infoJPA
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
C++
Java
.Net
Basic infoU2 Basic
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, Rnoyes
Triggersnoyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicynoyes infoU2 Basic
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.noneMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoyesACID infoconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage enginenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsAzure Active Directory AuthenticationnoAccess rights according to SQL-standard and operating system based
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InfluxDBMicrosoft Azure Data ExplorerRocksDBUniData,UniVerse
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Azure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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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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Kusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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IoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Microsoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Azure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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