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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. MySQL vs. TiDB

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsWidely used open source RDBMSTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score18.34
Rank#34  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score1253.68
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score2.07
Rank#117  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbwww.mysql.compingcap.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdev.mysql.com/­docpingcap.com/­docs
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release201319952016
Current release1.7.6, April 20198.0.17, July 20193.0.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC and C++Go, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
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
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 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 Fabrichorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Using Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno infocurrently only supported in syntax
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
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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InfluxDBMySQLTiDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData includes the open source time-series database InfluxDB . It supports high...
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TiDB is an open source distributed scalable hybrid transactional and analytical processing...
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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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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersInfluxData , the creator of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built...
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Bank of Beijing (Banking) Mobike (Ridesharing) Toutiao (Media) Ele.me (Catering)...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 14,018 github stars Over 148,000 servers deployed...
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InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners 15000+ stars on GitHub...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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