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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Prometheus vs. SurrealDB

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonSurrealDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsOpen-source Time Series DBMS and monitoring systemA fully ACID transactional, developer-friendly, multi-model DBMS
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score23.59
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score7.33
Rank#51  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score1.04
Rank#180  Overall
#30  Document stores
#17  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewprometheus.iosurrealdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbprometheus.io/­docssurrealdb.com/­docs
DeveloperSurrealDB Ltd
Initial release201320152022
Current release2.7.6, April 2024v1.5.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoGoRust
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and StringsNumeric data onlyyes
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 possible
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIGraphQL
RESTful HTTP API
WebSocket
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
Deno
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes infoby Federation
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
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
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 accountsnoyes, based on authentication and database rules
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InfluxDBPrometheusSurrealDB
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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