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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. TiDB vs. VoltDB
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|Name||InfluxDB Xexclude from comparison||TiDB Xexclude from comparison||VoltDB Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||DBMS for storing time series, events and metrics||TiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.||Distributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS Used for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory|
|Primary database model||Time Series DBMS||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Spatial DBMS with GEO package||Document store|
|Developer||PingCAP, Inc.||VoltDB Inc.|
|Current release||2.5.1, November 2022||6.6.0, February 2023||11.3, April 2022|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source MIT-License; commercial enterprise version available||Open Source Apache 2.0||Open Source AGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Implementation language||Go||Go, Rust||Java, C++|
|Server operating systems||Linux|
OS X through Homebrew
OS X for development
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||Numeric data and Strings||yes||yes|
|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.||no||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||SQL-like query language||yes||yes only a subset of SQL 99|
|APIs and other access methods||HTTP API|
JSON over UDP
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
Erlang not officially supported
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||no||no||Java|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding in enterprise version only||horizontal partitioning (by key range)||Sharding|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||selectable replication factor in enterprise version only||Using Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.||Multi-source replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||yes with TiSpark Connector||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||no currently only supported in syntax||no FOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no||ACID||ACID Transactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes Data access is serialized by the server|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes Snapshots and command logging|
|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||no|
|User concepts Access control||simple rights management via user accounts||Users with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.||Users and roles with access to stored procedures|
|More information provided by the system vendor|
|Specific characteristics||InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...|
|TiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...|
|Competitive advantages||Time to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...|
|In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...|
|Typical application scenarios||IoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...|
|TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...|
|Key customers||InfluxData has more than 1,900 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...|
|Shopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...|
|Market metrics||Fastest-growing database to drive 24,900 GitHub stars Over 750,000 daily active instances|
|25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...|
|Licensing and pricing models||Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...|
|Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...|
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