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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. PostgreSQL vs. RocksDB

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsKey-value store based on Berkeley DB Java EditionWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Key-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score21.62
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score3.81
Rank#77  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
Score509.86
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score2.74
Rank#90  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.oracle.com/­database/­nosql/­index.htmlwww.postgresql.orgrocksdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­NOSQL/­index.htmlwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manualsgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperOraclePostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerFacebook, Inc.
Initial release201320111989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL2013
Current release1.7.10, February 202019.5, November 201912.2, February 20206.7.3, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache V2 for Community Edition, proprietary license for Enterprise EditionOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageGoJavaCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Solaris SPARC/x86
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeoptional, scheme definition possible with AVRO or in 'table-style'yesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsoptionalyesno
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 infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.no
Secondary indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infostandard with numerous extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.no
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyShardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyElectable Master-Slave per shardMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)ACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyes infooff heap cachenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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InfluxDBOracle NoSQLPostgreSQLRocksDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is a scalable , distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide...
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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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Data can be modeled as relational-database-style tables, JSON documents, RDF Triples...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Internet of Things where large volume of data needs to be stored and processed very...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Large credit card company Airbus NTT Docomo Global rewards company
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is used by hundreds of companies around the world. Oracle NoSQL...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Oracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition can be purchased under the Oracle Commercial...
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