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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. OpenTSDB vs. Postgres-XL

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score26.56
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score1.73
Rank#147  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score0.52
Rank#256  Overall
#117  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewopentsdb.netwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmlwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
Developercurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributors
Initial release201320112014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release2.7.5, January 202410 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoLGPLOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoJavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsnumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsyes
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 functionality
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
HTTP API
Telnet API
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
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infobased on HBasehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyselectable replication factor infobased on HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infobased on HBaseImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infoMVCC
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 enginenono
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InfluxDBOpenTSDBPostgres-XL
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,900 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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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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