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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
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Score16.17
Rank#35  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.91
Rank#147  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperTimescale
Initial release20132017
Current release1.7.4, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageGoC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
native C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData includes the open source time-series database InfluxDB . It supports high...
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TimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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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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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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IoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersInfluxData , the creator of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built...
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Altair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 14,018 github stars Over 148,000 servers deployed...
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1 million+ downloads, 6,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Apache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); information on pricing for support and enterprise...
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Recent citations in the news

InfluxData raises $60 million for time-series database software
13 February 2019, VentureBeat

InfluxData's InfluxDB to Integrate with VMware's Pulse IoT
8 February 2019, Ten Links

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28 February 2019, IoT Business News

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5 March 2019, ADT Magazine

Spark Application Performance Monitoring Using Uber JVM Profiler, InfluxDB and Grafana
18 November 2018, InfoQ.com

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news digest: TimescaleDB on Azure, SAP Analytics Cloud, and Rockset's new cloud service - SD Times
19 March 2019, SDTimes.com

Timescale announces $15M investment and new enterprise version of TimescaleDB
29 January 2019, TechCrunch

TimescaleDB Readies its 1.0 Launch for Primetime
13 September 2018, RTInsights

Introducing TimescaleDB 1.0, the first OS time-series database with full SQL support
13 September 2018, Packt Hub

Timescale Announces TimescaleDB 1.0—Empowering Organizations to Leverage Time-Series Data to Analyze the Past, Understand the Present, and Predict the Future
12 September 2018, Business Wire

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