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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. ObjectBox vs. SingleStore

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table type
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSObject oriented DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageTime Series DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score30.09
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.94
Rank#182  Overall
#7  Object oriented DBMS
Score6.66
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewobjectbox.iowww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.objectbox.iodocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperObjectBox LimitedSingleStore Inc.
Initial release201320172013
Current release2.0.8, August 20217.6, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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SingleStore Managed Service: The world's fastest, modern cloud database for both operational (OLTP) and analytical (OLAP) workloads. Available instantly with multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud capabilities
Implementation languageGoC and C++C++, Go
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Android
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux info64 bit version required
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes infobut no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Proprietary native APICluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneSharding infohash partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyonline/offline synchronization between client and serverSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculations
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.
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 accountsyesFine grained access control via users, groups and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBObjectBoxSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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SingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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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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SingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Driving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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IEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Customers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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F ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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Conferences and events

Distributed SQL Architecture: A Primer on Rowstore and Columnstore Databases
Webinar, 10am PST, 1 February 2022

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Webinar, 9 am PST, 9 February 2022

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Webinar, 10am PST, 15 February 2022

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