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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. mSQL vs. MySQL

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score28.38
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score1.85
Rank#126  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Score1206.04
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewhughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperHughes TechnologiesOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release201319941995
Current release2.0.8, August 20214.4, October 20218.0.27, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoCC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.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
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
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 proceduresnonoyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesnoyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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 enginenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
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InfluxDBmSQL infoMini SQLMySQL
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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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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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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