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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Spark SQL vs. Teradata

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingA hybrid cloud data analytics software platform (Teradata Vantage)
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score21.86
Rank#30  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score18.40
Rank#34  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score75.97
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewspark.apache.org/­sqlwww.teradata.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmldocs.teradata.com
DeveloperApache Software FoundationTeradata
Initial release201320141984
Current release1.8.0, April 20203.0.0, June 2020Teradata Vantage 1.0 MU2, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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
hosted
Linux
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnonoyes infoJoin-index to prejoin tables, aggregate index, sparse index, hash index
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infoSQL 2016 + extensions
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
HTTP REST
JDBC
JMS Adapter
ODBC
OLE DB
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
C++
Cobol
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
Perl
PL/1
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoUDFs, stored procedures, table functions in parallel
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyyes, utilizing Spark CoreSharding infoHashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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 enginenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InfluxDBSpark SQLTeradata
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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