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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. MonetDB vs. Realm

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA relational database management system that stores data in columnsA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score26.32
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score2.00
Rank#124  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score9.38
Rank#43  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.monetdb.orgrealm.io
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperMonetDB BVRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release201320042014
Current release2.0.2, November 2020Oct2020-SP1, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in SQL, C, Rno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersnoyesyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding via remote tablesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
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InfluxDBMonetDBRealm
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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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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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Used by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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