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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Snowflake vs. Splice Machine
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|DBMS for storing time series, events and metrics
|Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
|Open-Source SQL RDBMS for Operational and Analytical use cases with native Machine Learning, powered by Hadoop and Spark
|Primary database model
|Time Series DBMS
|Secondary database models
|Spatial DBMS with GEO package
|Snowflake Computing Inc.
|2.7.5, January 2024
|3.1, March 2021
|License Commercial or Open Source
|Open Source MIT-License; commercial enterprise version available
|Open Source AGPL 3.0, commercial license available
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service
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|Server operating systems
OS X through Homebrew
|yes support of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date
|Numeric data and Strings
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.
|SQL Support of SQL
|SQL-like query language
|APIs and other access methods
JSON over UDP
Native Spark Datasource
|Supported programming languages
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures
|user defined functions
|no similar concept for controling cloud resources
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes
|Sharding in enterprise version only
|Shared Nothhing Auto-Sharding, Columnar Partitioning
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes
|selectable replication factor in enterprise version only
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods
|Yes, via Full Spark Integration
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system
|Foreign keys Referential integrity
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data
|yes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
|Durability Support for making data persistent
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.
|yes Depending on used storage engine
|User concepts Access control
|simple rights management via user accounts
|Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
|Access rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard
|More information provided by the system vendor
|InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
|Time to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
|Typical application scenarios
|IoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
|InfluxData has more than 1,900 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
|Fastest-growing database to drive 25,500 GitHub stars Over 750,000 daily active instances
|Licensing and pricing models
|Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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