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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. SingleStore vs. Solr

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageA widely used distributed, scalable search engine based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score24.96
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.58
Rank#219  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
Score6.04
Rank#63  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score51.82
Rank#21  Overall
#3  Search engines
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.singlestore.comlucene.apache.org/­solr
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationdocs.singlestore.comlucene.apache.org/­solr/­resources.html
DeveloperSingleStore Inc.Apache Software Foundation
Initial release20132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB20132006
Current release2.0.2, November 202010 R1, October 20187.1.10, October 20208.7.0, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licensecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageGoCC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
macOS
Linux info64 bit version requiredAll OS with a Java VM inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fields
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyesyes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typing
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 functionalitynoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes, but no triggers and foreign keysSolr Parallel SQL Interface
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
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
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyesJava plugins
Triggersnoyesnoyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioningShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononospark-solr: github.com/­lucidworks/­spark-solr and streaming expressions to reduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each nodeEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoMVCCACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
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
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBPostgres-XLSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLSolr
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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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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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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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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