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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. YugabyteDB
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|Name||InfluxDB Xexclude from comparison||YugabyteDB Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||DBMS for storing time series, events and metrics||High-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.|
|Primary database model||Time Series DBMS||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Spatial DBMS with GEO package||Document store|
Wide column store
|Current release||2.5.1, November 2022||2.18, May 2023|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source MIT-License; commercial enterprise version available||Open Source Apache 2.0|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no|
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|Implementation language||Go||C and C++|
|Server operating systems||Linux|
OS X through Homebrew
|Data scheme||schema-free||depending on used data model|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||Numeric data and Strings||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, PostgreSQL compatible|
|APIs and other access methods||HTTP API|
JSON over UDP
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
YSQL - a fully relational SQL API that is wire compatible with the SQL language in PostgreSQL
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||no||yes sql, plpgsql, C|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding in enterprise version only||Hash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||selectable replication factor in enterprise version only||Based on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Strong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no||Distributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes based on RocksDB|
|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||yes|
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|Specific characteristics||InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...|
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|Competitive advantages||Time to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...|
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|Typical application scenarios||IoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...|
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|Key customers||InfluxData has more than 1,900 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...|
|Market metrics||Fastest-growing database to drive 25,500 GitHub stars Over 750,000 daily active instances|
|2 Million+ lifetime clusters deployed, 6.5K+ GitHub stars, 7K YugabyteDB Community...|
|Licensing and pricing models||Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...|
|Apache 2.0 license for the database|
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