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

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score26.56
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.52
Rank#256  Overall
#117  Relational DBMS
Score1.46
Rank#159  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperVoltDB Inc.
Initial release20132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2010
Current release2.7.5, January 202410 R1, October 201811.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoCJava, C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyes
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 functionality
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Java API
JDBC
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
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsJava
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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 infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoMVCCACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers and roles with access to stored procedures
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBPostgres-XLVoltDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,900 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Market metricsFastest-growing database to drive 27,500 GitHub stars Over 750,000 daily active instances
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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