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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. Snowflake

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsKey-value store based on Berkeley DB Java EditionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score19.62
Rank#33  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score3.39
Rank#78  Overall
#12  Key-value stores
Score2.27
Rank#103  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbwww.oracle.com/­database/­nosql/­index.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­NOSQL/­index.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperOracleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201320112014
Current release1.7.8, August 201918.3, November 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache V2 for Community Edition, proprietary license for Enterprise Editioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Solaris SPARC/x86
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeoptional, scheme definition possible with AVRO or in 'table-style'yes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsoptionalyes
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
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
RESTful HTTP APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
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
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyElectable Master-Slave per shardyes
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)ACID
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 engineyes infooff heap cacheno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsAccess rights for users and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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InfluxDBOracle NoSQLSnowflake
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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