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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. OmniSci vs. Riak KV

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score28.52
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score6.99
Rank#57  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score1.23
Rank#157  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score5.88
Rank#63  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchgithub.com/­omnisci/­omniscidb
www.omnisci.com
riak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdocs.omnisci.com
DeveloperMicrosoftMapD Technologies, Inc.Basho Technologies
Initial release2013201520162009
Current release2.0.8, August 2021V15.6, April 20212.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC++ and CUDAErlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
hostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyesno
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnoyesnorestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyesno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C#
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersnononoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoRound robinSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanononono
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 accountsyes infousing Azure authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBMicrosoft Azure SearchOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018Riak KV
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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Release Announcement: InfluxDB CLI 2.2.0
22 October 2021

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22 October 2021

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