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

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  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 storageHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument storeDocument store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score26.87
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#230  Overall
#113  Relational DBMS
Score3.07
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score5.00
Rank#71  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Score0.87
Rank#180  Overall
#92  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.postgres-xl.orgpouchdb.comwww.singlestore.comwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationpouchdb.com/­guidesdocs.singlestore.comdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperApache Software FoundationSingleStore Inc.Yugabyte Inc.
Initial release20132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB201220132017
Current release2.0.2, November 202010 R1, October 20187.1.1, June 20197.1.11, October 20202.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageGoCJavaScriptC++C and C++
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
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesdepending on used data model
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 keysyes, PostgreSQL compatible
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
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
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
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsView functions in JavaScriptyesyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersnoyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioningSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungeShardingHash and Range Sharding
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 replicationBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each nodeStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoMVCCnoACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
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 infobased on RocksDB
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
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InfluxDBPostgres-XLPouchDBSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLYugabyteDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Gain Developer Agility Leverage full power of PostgreSQL-compatible SQL and distributed...
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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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YugabyteDB is a distributed ACID-compliant database that brings together four must-have...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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YugabyteDB is a good fit for fast-growing, cloud native applications that need to...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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YugabyteDB is a 100% open source project licensed under the permissive Apache 2.0...
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