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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPercona Server for MySQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsEnhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL based on XtraDB or TokuDB storage engines with improved performance and additional diagnostic and management features.Widely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score19.93
Rank#33  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score2.57
Rank#100  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score491.07
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.percona.com/­software/­mysql-database/­percona-serverwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.percona.com/­downloads/­Percona-Server-LATESTwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manuals
DeveloperPerconaPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release201320081989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release1.7.8, August 20198.0.17-8, October 201912.1, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC and C++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
LinuxFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.noyesyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlypartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
XtraDB Cluster
Master-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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 engineyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBPercona Server for MySQLPostgreSQL
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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100% drop in replacement for MySQL Provides enterprise-grade features in an open...
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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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Open source product means improved ROI and no vendor lock-in MyRocks reduces write-amplification...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Transaction-based web site E-commerce applications Structured and predictable data...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Facebook Bloomberg EA Sports Advertise.com Rent the Runway Pepper.com Pivotal Big...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Over 4,500,000 downloads 1000+ customers. Awarded Bronze Stevie® Award winner ​
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Open source and 100% free of fees and license agreements
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