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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. OmniSci vs. Postgres-XL vs. PouchDB

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUsBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score26.55
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score1.24
Rank#153  Overall
#75  Relational DBMS
Score0.54
Rank#227  Overall
#110  Relational DBMS
Score2.71
Rank#99  Overall
#18  Document stores
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.omnisci.comwww.postgres-xl.orgpouchdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.omnisci.comwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationpouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperMapD Technologies, Inc.Apache Software Foundation
Initial release201320162014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2012
Current release2.0.2, November 20205.5, January 202110 R1, October 20187.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageGoC++ and CUDACJavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
LinuxLinux
macOS
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyesno
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesyes infodistributed, parallel query executionno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functionsView functions in JavaScript
Triggersnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoRound robinhorizontal partitioningSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infoMVCCno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backend
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018Postgres-XLPouchDB
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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