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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. RRDtool

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA multi-model, scalable, distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide highly reliable, flexible, and available data management across a configurable set of storage nodesIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score30.25
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score4.28
Rank#92  Overall
#17  Document stores
#15  Key-value stores
#47  Relational DBMS
Score2.65
Rank#115  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­nosql.htmloss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.oracle.com/­en/­database/­other-databases/­nosql-database/­index.htmloss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperOracleTobias Oetiker
Initial release201320111999
Current release2.5.1, November 202222.2, August 20221.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoProprietary for Enterprise Edition (Oracle Database EE license has Oracle NoSQL database EE covered: details)Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoJavaC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Solaris SPARC/x86
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeSupport Fixed schema and Schema-less deployment with the ability to interoperate between them.yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and StringsoptionalNumeric data only
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.nonono infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
RESTful HTTP APIin-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyElectable source-replica replication per shard. Support distributed global deployment with Multi-region table featurenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)no
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
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 engineyes infooff heap cacheyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsAccess rights for users and rolesno
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBOracle NoSQLRRDtool
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 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Market metricsFastest-growing database to drive 24,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 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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