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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. TerarkDB vs. TimescaleDB vs. YugabyteDB

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDBA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQLHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
Wide column store
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Score23.34
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#310  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Score2.73
Rank#105  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score1.14
Rank#158  Overall
#77  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdbwww.timescale.comwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wikidocs.timescale.comdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperTerarkTimescaleYugabyte Inc.
Initial release2013201620172017
Current release1.8.0, April 20202.2.0, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial inforestricted open source version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageGoC++CC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsnonumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data typesyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
C++ API
Java API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C++
Java
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shellyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributesHash and Range Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynoneSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas infoBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
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InfluxDBTerarkDBTimescaleDBYugabyteDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Gain Developer Agility Leverage full power of PostgreSQL-compatible SQL and distributed...
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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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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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YugabyteDB is a distributed ACID-compliant database that brings together four must-have...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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YugabyteDB is a good fit for fast-growing, cloud native applications that need to...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an 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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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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YugabyteDB is a 100% open source project licensed under the permissive Apache 2.0...
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