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DBMS > InfluxDB vs. jBASE vs. SingleStore vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. jBASE vs. SingleStore vs. TimescaleDB

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score28.38
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score1.68
Rank#133  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score6.51
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score4.38
Rank#81  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.jbase.comwww.singlestore.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.zumasys.com/­jbasedocs.singlestore.comdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperZumasysSingleStore Inc.Timescale
Initial release2013199120132017
Current release2.0.8, August 20215.77.3, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageGoC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
AIX
Linux
Windows
Linux info64 bit version requiredLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsoptionalyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.noyesnoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICyes, but no triggers and foreign keysyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyShardingShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency only within each nodeImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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 engineyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBjBASESingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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SingleStore is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical...
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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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Performance - Shattering the Trillion-Rows-Per-Second Barrier Fast data ingest -...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Real-Time Analytics Internet of Things Personalization and Recommendations Risk Management...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Comcast - Real-time Stream Processing Architecture DellEMC - Getting it Right Exactly...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Customers in various industries worldwide -- US and International Industry Solutions:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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F ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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