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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. RocksDB vs. Snowflake vs. UniData,UniVerse

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonUniData,UniVerse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataMultiValue database and application server with SQL mapping layer and meta database capabilities
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score21.62
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score2.74
Rank#90  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
Score2.39
Rank#100  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score3.54
Rank#80  Overall
#2  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewrocksdb.orgwww.snowflake.comwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikidocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2/­documentation
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.Rocket Software
Initial release2013201320141985
Current release1.7.10, February 20206.7.3, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoBSDcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsnoyesoptional
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
C++ API
Java API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Java API infoJPA
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Basic infoU2 Basic
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functionsyes
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes infoU2 Basic
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynoneyesMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesACIDACID infoconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationAccess rights according to SQL-standard and operating system based
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBRocksDBSnowflakeUniData,UniVerse
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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