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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. Redis vs. RethinkDB vs. SingleStore

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  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 featuresPopular in-memory data platform used as a cache, message broker, and database that can be deployed on-premises, across clouds, and hybrid environments infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.DBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.MySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store infowith RedisJSON
Graph DBMS infowith RedisGraph
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith RediSearch
Time Series DBMS infowith RedisTimeSeries
Spatial DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score28.52
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.69
Rank#209  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Score171.35
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score3.09
Rank#96  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score5.74
Rank#64  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.postgres-xl.orgredis.com
redis.io
rethinkdb.comwww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
rethinkdb.com/­docsdocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperRedis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017SingleStore Inc.
Initial release20132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB200920092013
Current release2.0.8, August 202110 R1, October 20186.2.5, July 20212.4.1, August 20207.3, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis EnterpriseOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageGoCCC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
macOS
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
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 Stringsyespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryyes
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 infowith RediSearch moduleyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infodistributed, parallel query executionnonoyes, 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
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolJDBC
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
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)yes
Triggersnoyespublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGearsClient-side triggers through changefeedsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioningSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual shardingSharding inforange basedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
Source-replica replicationSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonothrough RedisGearsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoMVCCAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic lockingAtomic single-document operationsACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITED
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes infoMVCC basedyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logsyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage enginenoyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess Control Lists (ACLs): redis.io/­topics/­acl
LDAP and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for Redis Enterprise
Mutual TLS authentication: redis.io/­topics/­encryption
Password-based authentication
yes infousers and table-level permissionsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InfluxDBPostgres-XLRedisRethinkDBSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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The Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...
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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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Redis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
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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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Redis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
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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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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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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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Most launched Docker container per day according to Docker Hub (7.2M launches per...
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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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Redis Enterprise Cloud lets users scale up and down instantly, and pay only for the...
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F ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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