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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  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 infrastructureOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring system
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSearch engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score24.15
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score448.02
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score5.33
Rank#72  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.mongodb.comprometheus.io
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.mongodb.com/­manualprometheus.io/­docs
DeveloperMongoDB, Inc
Initial release201320092015
Current release1.8.0, April 20204.4.1, September 2020
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 infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)no
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC++Go
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
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, geospatialNumeric data only
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 infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BIno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
proprietary protocol using JSONRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Actionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
Swift
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScriptno
Triggersnoyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keysSharding
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
yes infoby Federation
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
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infooptionalyes
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 3.2no
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsAccess rights for users and rolesno
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Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose data platform, designed to unleash...
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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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The MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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125 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day), over...
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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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