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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Prometheus vs. YugabyteDB

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score26.87
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score5.90
Rank#61  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score0.87
Rank#180  Overall
#92  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewprometheus.iowww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbprometheus.io/­docsdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperYugabyte Inc.
Initial release201320152017
Current release2.0.2, November 20202.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoGoC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesdepending on used data model
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 possibleno
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIYCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra 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++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyShardingHash and Range Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes infoby FederationBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage enginenono
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsnoyes
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Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Gain Developer Agility Leverage full power of PostgreSQL-compatible SQL and distributed...
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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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YugabyteDB is a distributed ACID-compliant database that brings together four must-have...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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YugabyteDB is a good fit for fast-growing, cloud native applications that need to...
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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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YugabyteDB is a 100% open source project licensed under the permissive Apache 2.0...
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