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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageSpatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS infoTime Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score29.78
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score477.66
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score1202.85
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.mongodb.comwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.mongodb.com/­manualdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperMongoDB, IncOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release201320091995
Current release2.3, June 20226.0.0, July 20228.0.30, July 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.Open Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)no
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Implementation languageGoC++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BIyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
proprietary protocol using JSONADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Actionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScriptyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersnoyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoPartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.horizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infooptional, enabled by defaultyes
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 storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2yes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsAccess rights for users and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
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Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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MongoDB’s application data platform provides developers a unified interface to power...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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The MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to drive 23,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 daily active instances
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200+ million downloads, over 1.5M Atlas database clusters under management handling...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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