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System Properties Comparison eXtremeDB vs. InfluxDB vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer

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NameeXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsFully managed big data interactive analytics platform
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn oriented
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument 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)
Spatial DBMS
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
Score0.87
Rank#216  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
#16  Time Series DBMS
Score30.25
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score6.68
Rank#63  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.mcobject.comwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorer
Technical documentationwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­extremedb.htmdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer
DeveloperMcObjectMicrosoft
Initial release200120132019
Current release8.2, 20212.5.1, November 2022cloud service with continuous releases
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC and C++Go
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-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 infosupport of XML interfaces availablenoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLSQL-like query languageKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subset
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, R
Triggersyes infoby defining eventsnoyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicy
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning / shardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesActive Replication Fabric™ for IoT
Multi-source replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Source-replica replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
selectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoSpark connector (open source): github.com/­Azure/­azure-kusto-spark
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsAzure Active Directory Authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
eXtremeDBInfluxDBMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer
Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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InfluxData 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 advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Time to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Kusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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IoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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InfluxData has more than 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Microsoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 30 million devices/applications using the product...
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Fastest-growing database to drive 24,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 daily active instances
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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 modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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An Azure Data Explorer cluster is a pair of engine and data management clusters which...
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