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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoOpenText™ Vertica™  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache LuceneCloud or off-cloud analytical database and query engine for structured and semi-structured streaming and batch data. Machine learning platform with built-in algorithms, data preparation capabilities, and model evaluation and management via SQL or Python.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS infoColumn oriented
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageVector DBMSSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score24.39
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score16.03
Rank#37  Overall
#4  Search engines
Score10.06
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgithub.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
www.vertica.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbopensearch.org/­docs/­latestvertica.com/­documentation
DeveloperAmazon Web ServicesOpenText infopreviously Micro Focus and Hewlett Packard
Initial release201320212005
Current release2.7.6, April 20242.5.0, January 202312.0.3, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoon-premises, all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and containers
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
All OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentYes, but also semi-structure/unstructured data storage, and complex hierarchical data (like Parquet) stored and/or queried.
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedNo Indexes Required. Different internal optimization strategy, but same functionality included.
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query languageFull 1999 standard plus machine learning, time series and geospatial. Over 650 functions.
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spark Connector
vSQL infocharacter-based, interactive, front-end utility
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby infoElasticsearch client
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes, PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL, with minor differences
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes, called Custom Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyShardinghorizontal partitioning, hierarchical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyesMulti-source replication infoOne, or more copies of data replicated across nodes, or object-store used for repository.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infoBi-directional Spark integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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 accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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InfluxDBOpenSearchVertica infoOpenText™ Vertica™
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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OpenSearch is a highly scalable and extensible open-source software suite for search,...
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Deploy-anywhere database for large-scale analytical deployments. Deploy off-cloud,...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Distributed as fully open source under Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2), OpenSearch...
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Fast, scalable, and capable of high concurrency. Separation of compute/storage leverages...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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The OpenSearch platform is used across a broad range of search , analytics, and observability...
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Communication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,900 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Abiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Market metricsFastest-growing database to drive 27,500 GitHub stars Over 750,000 daily active instances
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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The OpenSearch Project offers open source software licensed under Apache License...
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Cost-based models and subscription-based models are both available. One license is...
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