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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. SingleStore vs. VelocityDB

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table typeA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score30.09
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score6.66
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#318  Overall
#32  Graph DBMS
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.singlestore.comvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.singlestore.comvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperSingleStore Inc.VelocityDB Inc
Initial release201320132011
Current release2.0.8, August 20217.6, November 20217.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC++, GoC#
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux info64 bit version requiredAny that supports .NET
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infobut no triggers and foreign keysno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Cluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
.Net
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
TriggersnonoCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infohash partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculationsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsFine grained access control via users, groups and rolesBased on Windows Authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLVelocityDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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SingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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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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SingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Driving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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IEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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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 including US and International Industry...
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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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