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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Spark SQL vs. TempoIQ

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB  Xexclude from comparison
TempoIQ seems to be decommissioned. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingScalable analytics DBMS for sensor data, provided as a service (SaaS)
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score29.55
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score22.86
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewspark.apache.org/­sqltempoiq.com (offline)
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationTempoIQ
Initial release201320142012
Current release2.0.8, August 20213.2.0, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoScala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
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 indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
Python
R
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonoyes infoRealtime Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage enginenono
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsnosimple authentication-based access control
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InfluxDBSpark SQLTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to drive 23,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 daily active instances
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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