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

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  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 CouchDBMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageTypeDB is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
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
Score5.27
Rank#68  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score0.81
Rank#192  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#94  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.postgres-xl.orgpouchdb.comwww.singlestore.comgrakn.ai
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationpouchdb.com/­guidesdocs.singlestore.comdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperApache Software FoundationSingleStore Inc.Grakn Labs / Vaticle
Initial release20132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB201220132016
Current release2.0.2, November 202010 R1, October 20187.1.1, June 20197.3, December 20202.0, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageGoCJavaScriptC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
macOS
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux info64 bit version requiredLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesnoyesyes
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 viewsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infodistributed, parallel query executionnoyes, but no triggers and foreign keysno
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
JDBC
ODBC
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
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
JavaScriptBash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsView functions in JavaScriptyesno
Triggersnoyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioningSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungeShardingSharding infoby using Cassandra
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 replicationMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each nodeImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnonono infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoMVCCnoACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage enginenoyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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InfluxDBPostgres-XLPouchDBSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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SingleStore is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical...
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Grakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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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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Performance - Shattering the Trillion-Rows-Per-Second Barrier Fast data ingest -...
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Expressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Real-Time Analytics Internet of Things Personalization and Recommendations Risk Management...
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Life sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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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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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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F ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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