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Azure Storage vs InfluxDB: What are the differences?

Developers describe Azure Storage as "Reliable, economical cloud storage for data big and small". Azure Storage provides the flexibility to store and retrieve large amounts of unstructured data, such as documents and media files with Azure Blobs; structured nosql based data with Azure Tables; reliable messages with Azure Queues, and use SMB based Azure Files for migrating on-premises applications to the cloud. On the other hand, InfluxDB is detailed as "An open-source distributed time series database with no external dependencies". InfluxDB is a scalable datastore for metrics, events, and real-time analytics. It has a built-in HTTP API so you don't have to write any server side code to get up and running InfluxDB is designed to be scalable, simple to install and manage, and fast to get data in and out..

Azure Storage belongs to "Cloud Storage" category of the tech stack, while InfluxDB can be primarily classified under "Databases".

Some of the features offered by Azure Storage are:

  • Blobs, Tables, Queues, and Files
  • Highly scalable
  • Durable & highly available

On the other hand, InfluxDB provides the following key features:

  • Time-Centric Functions
  • Scalable Metrics
  • Events

"All-in-one storage solution" is the primary reason why developers consider Azure Storage over the competitors, whereas "Time-series data analysis" was stated as the key factor in picking InfluxDB.

InfluxDB is an open source tool with 16.6K GitHub stars and 2.37K GitHub forks. Here's a link to InfluxDB's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, InfluxDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 116 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to Azure Storage, which is listed in 82 company stacks and 42 developer stacks.

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What is Azure Storage?

Azure Storage provides the flexibility to store and retrieve large amounts of unstructured data, such as documents and media files with Azure Blobs; structured nosql based data with Azure Tables; reliable messages with Azure Queues, and use SMB based Azure Files for migrating on-premises applications to the cloud.

What is InfluxDB?

InfluxDB is a scalable datastore for metrics, events, and real-time analytics. It has a built-in HTTP API so you don't have to write any server side code to get up and running. InfluxDB is designed to be scalable, simple to install and manage, and fast to get data in and out.
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    What are some alternatives to Azure Storage and InfluxDB?
    Azure Redis Cache
    It perfectly complements Azure database services such as Cosmos DB. It provides a cost-effective solution to scale read and write throughput of your data tier. Store and share database query results, session states, static contents, and more using a common cache-aside pattern.
    Amazon S3
    Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
    Azure Cosmos DB
    Azure DocumentDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service built for fast and predictable performance, high availability, elastic scaling, global distribution, and ease of development.
    Google Cloud Storage
    Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storing and retrieval of any amount of data and at any time. It provides a simple programming interface which enables developers to take advantage of Google's own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a secure and cost effective manner. If expansion needs arise, developers can benefit from the scalability provided by Google's infrastructure.
    Amazon EBS
    Amazon EBS volumes are network-attached, and persist independently from the life of an instance. Amazon EBS provides highly available, highly reliable, predictable storage volumes that can be attached to a running Amazon EC2 instance and exposed as a device within the instance. Amazon EBS is particularly suited for applications that require a database, file system, or access to raw block level storage.
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    Reviews of Azure Storage and InfluxDB
    Review ofInfluxDBInfluxDB

    Influx doesn't currently natively support horizontal distribution. Hard to recommend it until they implement that.

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    Review ofInfluxDBInfluxDB

    InfluxDB is a game changer

    How developers use Azure Storage and InfluxDB
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    ShadowICT uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

    We use InfluxDB as a store for our data that gets fed into Grafana. It's ideal for this as it's a lightweight storage engine that can be modified on the fly by scripts without having to log into the server itself and manage tables. The HTTP API also makes it ideal for integrating with frontend services.

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    Goyoboard uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

    To track time-series of course, utilizing few retention rules and continuous queries to keep time-series data fast and maintanable

    Avatar of Seen on Set
    Seen on Set uses Azure StorageAzure Storage

    We use Azure Blob Storage for hosting all images on the Seen on Set website. These images are then geo-cached using Azure CDN.

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    sapslaj uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

    InfluxDB ingests information from various sources (mostly Telegraf instances) into one place for monitoring purposes.

    Avatar of Foundbite
    Foundbite uses Azure StorageAzure Storage

    We use Azure Storage to store all foundbite images and sound. Azure Storage is super easy to use and really cheap.

    Avatar of Dirk Eisenberg
    Dirk Eisenberg uses Azure StorageAzure Storage

    Azure Storage is used as a scalable NoSQL storage to prevent bottlenecks when the amount of data is growing.

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    nextdocdev uses Azure StorageAzure Storage

    Storage documents e historicals informations about the documents

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    Chris Hartwig uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

    All our metrics go through InfluxDB, both applicative and system

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    Yonas B. uses Azure StorageAzure Storage

    I used Azure's blob storage to store large unstructured data.

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