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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. PouchDB vs. Quasardb vs. SingleStore

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
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Score28.64
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#111  Relational DBMS
Score2.68
Rank#104  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score0.21
Rank#282  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score5.27
Rank#68  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.postgres-xl.orgpouchdb.comquasardb.netwww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationpouchdb.com/­guidesdoc.quasardb.netdocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperApache Software FoundationquasardbSingleStore Inc.
Initial release20132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB201220092013
Current release2.0.2, November 202010 R1, October 20187.1.1, June 20193.1, January 20197.3, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Sourcecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensescommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageGoCJavaScriptC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
macOS
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux info64 bit version required
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesnoyes infointeger and binaryyes
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.noyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalitynonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infovia viewsyes infowith tagsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infodistributed, parallel query executionnoSQL-like query languageyes, but no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
JavaScript.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsView functions in JavaScriptnoyes
Triggersnoyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioningSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungeSharding infoconsistent hashingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication with selectable replication factorSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyeswith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoMVCCnoACIDACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITED
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes infoby using LevelDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage enginenoyesyes infoTransient modeyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InfluxDBPostgres-XLPouchDBQuasardbSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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SingleStore is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical...
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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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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Performance - Shattering the Trillion-Rows-Per-Second Barrier Fast data ingest -...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Real-Time Analytics Internet of Things Personalization and Recommendations Risk Management...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Comcast - Real-time Stream Processing Architecture DellEMC - Getting it Right Exactly...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Customers in various industries worldwide -- US and International Industry Solutions:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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F ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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Release Announcement: InfluxDB OSS 2.0.7
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