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

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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 storageScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score29.24
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.59
Rank#225  Overall
#110  Relational DBMS
Score5.21
Rank#67  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score0.21
Rank#288  Overall
#25  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.singlestore.comterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationdocs.singlestore.comterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperSingleStore Inc.DataChemist Ltd.
Initial release20132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB20132018
Current release2.0.2, November 202010 R1, October 20187.3, December 20204.0, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licensecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoCC++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
macOS
Linux info64 bit version requiredLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyesyes
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 functionalitynono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes, but no triggers and foreign keysSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object 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
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyesyes
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioningShardingGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replicationJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoMVCCACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage enginenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBPostgres-XLSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
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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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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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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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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