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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. MongoDB vs. RethinkDB

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  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 infrastructureDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeDocument store
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
Score20.92
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score438.99
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score3.44
Rank#80  Overall
#13  Document stores
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.mongodb.comrethinkdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.mongodb.com/­manualrethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperMongoDB, IncThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release201320092009
Current release1.7.10, February 20204.2.6, April 20202.4.0, December 2019
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 Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)no
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Implementation languageGoC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
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.schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
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 languageRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BIno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
proprietary protocol using JSON
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
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScript
Triggersnoyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keysSharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes
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 possibleno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC based
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 rolesyes infousers and table-level permissions
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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 Data Platform can be used by developers building OLTP and analytical...
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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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70 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day). 15,000+...
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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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