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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsWidely used open source RDBMSDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APITime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score29.50
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score1212.52
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#285  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.mysql.comquasardb.net
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdev.mysql.com/­docdoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sunquasardb
Initial release201319952009
Current release2.0.8, August 20218.0.26, July 20213.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availablecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC and C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyes infointeger and binary
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoproprietary syntaxno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyesyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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InfluxDBMySQLQuasardb
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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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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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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