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
"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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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.
To track time-series of course, utilizing few retention rules and continuous queries to keep time-series data fast and maintanable
We use Azure Blob Storage for hosting all images on the Seen on Set website. These images are then geo-cached using Azure CDN.
InfluxDB ingests information from various sources (mostly Telegraf instances) into one place for monitoring purposes.
We use Azure Storage to store all foundbite images and sound. Azure Storage is super easy to use and really cheap.
Azure Storage is used as a scalable NoSQL storage to prevent bottlenecks when the amount of data is growing.