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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Prometheus vs. Quasardb

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score29.50
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score6.43
Rank#60  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#285  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewprometheus.ioquasardb.net
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbprometheus.io/­docsdoc.quasardb.net
Developerquasardb
Initial release201320152009
Current release2.0.8, August 20213.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoGoC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and StringsNumeric data onlyyes infointeger and binary
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.nono infoImport of XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesnonoyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyShardingSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes infoby FederationSource-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDB
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 infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsnoCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBPrometheusQuasardb
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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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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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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