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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. RethinkDB vs. Rockset vs. Sphinx

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.A scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeDocument storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score23.34
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score4.23
Rank#78  Overall
#13  Document stores
Score0.43
Rank#235  Overall
#33  Document stores
Score6.47
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewrethinkdb.comrockset.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbrethinkdb.com/­docsdocs.rockset.com/­overviewsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017RocksetSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2013200920192001
Current release1.8.0, April 20202.4.0, December 20193.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageGoC++C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Windows
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometrydynamic typingno
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 infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesnoyesall fields are automatically indexedyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
HTTP RESTProprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
TriggersnoClient-side triggers through changefeedsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding inforange basedAutomatic shardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replicationyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic single-document operationsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCC basedyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
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 accountsyes infousers and table-level permissionsAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleno
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Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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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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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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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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