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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. TerarkDB

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.62
Rank#33  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.43
Rank#213  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#301  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbwww.postgres-xl.orggithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperTerark
Initial release20132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2016
Current release1.7.8, August 201910 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licensecommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesno
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 functionalityno
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infodistributed, parallel query executionno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
native C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java 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
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoMVCCno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBPostgres-XLTerarkDB
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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News

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21 October 2019

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17 October 2019

Starting at InfluxDB – New Job, New Commute
15 October 2019

A Move to the Cloud and Other Highlights from InfluxData’s Third Quarter
14 October 2019

InfluxDB 2.0 Documentation is Now Open Source
14 October 2019

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