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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsColumnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score24.15
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score21.92
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.vertica.com/­docs/­10.0.x/­HTML/­Content/­Home.htm
DeveloperVertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release20132005
Current release1.8.0, April 2020Vertica 10.0 Software, May 2020
Vertica for SQL on Hadoop 10.0 Software, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoAvailable on all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform
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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyes
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 indexesnono infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
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 engine
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Columnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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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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Performance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Communication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Abiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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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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Cost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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