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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. OmniSci vs. SpaceTime

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUsSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageSpatial DBMSRelational 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
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#5  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.omnisci.comwww.mireo.hr/­spacetime
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdocs.omnisci.com
DeveloperMicrosoftMapD Technologies, Inc.Mireo
Initial release2013201520162020
Current release2.0.8, August 2021V15.6, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC++ and CUDAC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
hostedLinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyesyes
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 indexesnoyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
RESTful HTTP API
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#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoRound robinFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replicationReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
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 enginenoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsyes infousing Azure authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
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InfluxDBMicrosoft Azure SearchOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018SpaceTime
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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