InfluxDB vs Qubole: What are the differences?
What is InfluxDB? 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..
What is Qubole? Prepare, integrate and explore Big Data in the cloud (Hive, MapReduce, Pig, Presto, Spark and Sqoop). Qubole is a cloud based service that makes big data easy for analysts and data engineers.
InfluxDB belongs to "Databases" category of the tech stack, while Qubole can be primarily classified under "Big Data as a Service".
Some of the features offered by InfluxDB are:
- Time-Centric Functions
- Scalable Metrics
On the other hand, Qubole provides the following key features:
- Intuitive GUI
- Optimized Hive
- Improved S3 Performance
"Time-series data analysis" is the primary reason why developers consider InfluxDB over the competitors, whereas "Simple UI and autoscaling clusters" was stated as the key factor in picking Qubole.
InfluxDB is an open source tool with 16.7K GitHub stars and 2.39K GitHub forks. Here's a link to InfluxDB's open source repository on GitHub.
We are building an IOT service with heavy write throughput and fewer reads (we need downsampling records). We prefer to have good reliability when comes to data and prefer to have data retention based on policies.
So, we are looking for what is the best underlying DB for ingesting a lot of data and do queries easily
We had a similar challenge. We started with DynamoDB, Timescale, and even InfluxDB and Mongo - to eventually settle with PostgreSQL. Assuming the inbound data pipeline in queued (for example, Kinesis/Kafka -> S3 -> and some Lambda functions), PostgreSQL gave us a We had a similar challenge. We started with DynamoDB, Timescale and even InfluxDB and Mongo - to eventually settle with PostgreSQL. Assuming the inbound data pipeline in queued (for example, Kinesis/Kafka -> S3 -> and some Lambda functions), PostgreSQL gave us better performance by far.
Druid is amazing for this use case and is a cloud-native solution that can be deployed on any cloud infrastructure or on Kubernetes. - Easy to scale horizontally - Column Oriented Database - SQL to query data - Streaming and Batch Ingestion - Native search indexes It has feature to work as TimeSeriesDB, Datawarehouse, and has Time-optimized partitioning.
I chose TimescaleDB because to be the backend system of our production monitoring system. We needed to be able to keep track of multiple high cardinality dimensions.
The drawbacks of this decision are our monitoring system is a bit more ad hoc than it used to (New Relic Insights)
We are combining this with Grafana for display and Telegraf for data collection
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