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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. OpenQM vs. TimescaleDB

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonOpenQM infoalso called QM  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsQpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning, multi-value DBMSA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSMultivalue DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score29.78
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.19
Rank#290  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Score4.79
Rank#81  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.openqm.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.openqm.com/­support/­documentationdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperMartin PhillipsTimescale
Initial release201319932017
Current release2.3, June 20223.4-122.6.0, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
AIX
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infowith some exceptionsyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
Basic
C
Java
Objective C
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyyesyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyesSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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 engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBOpenQM infoalso called QMTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Time-series Analytics TimescaleDB boosts the performance of PostgreSQL for time-series...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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TransferWise, Maersk, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco, Nutanix, Warner...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to drive 23,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 daily active instances
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With over 12,700 GitHub stars and growing, 1,000,000 active databases, and an 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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TimescaleDB is available as a self-hosted product under two licenses, the Timescale...
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