InfluxDB vs Google Cloud Spanner: What are the differences?
Developers describe InfluxDB 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.. On the other hand, Google Cloud Spanner is detailed as "Fully managed, scalable, relational database service for regional and global application data". It is a globally distributed database service that gives developers a production-ready storage solution. It provides key features such as global transactions, strongly consistent reads, and automatic multi-site replication and failover.
InfluxDB and Google Cloud Spanner belong to "Databases" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by InfluxDB are:
- Time-Centric Functions
- Scalable Metrics
On the other hand, Google Cloud Spanner provides the following key features:
- Global transactions
- Strongly consistent reads
- Automatic multi-site replication
InfluxDB is an open source tool with 17.5K GitHub stars and 2.47K GitHub forks. Here's a link to InfluxDB's open source repository on GitHub.
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