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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
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Score24.15
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score5.74
Rank#67  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewriak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdb
DeveloperBasho Technologies
Initial release20132009
Current release1.8.0, April 20202.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageGoErlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsno
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
Secondary indexesnorestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageno
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
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 proceduresnoJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsno
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InfluxDBRiak KV
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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