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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Realm vs. Riak KV

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score29.86
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score10.11
Rank#49  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score6.52
Rank#65  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewrealm.ioriak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019Basho Technologies
Initial release201320142009
Current release2.0.8, August 20212.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoErlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersnoyes infoChange Listenersyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynoneselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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 engineyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsyesno
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBRealmRiak KV
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to drive 23,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 daily active instances
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Used by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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