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InfluxDB vs Riak: 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 Riak? A distributed, decentralized data storage system. Riak is a distributed database designed to deliver maximum data availability by distributing data across multiple servers. As long as your client can reach one Riak server, it should be able to write data. In most failure scenarios, the data you want to read should be available, although it may not be the most up-to-date version of that data.

InfluxDB and Riak can be categorized as "Databases" tools.

"Time-series data analysis" is the top reason why over 36 developers like InfluxDB, while over 9 developers mention "High Performance " as the leading cause for choosing Riak.

InfluxDB and Riak are both open source tools. It seems that InfluxDB with 16.7K GitHub stars and 2.38K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Riak with 3.24K GitHub stars and 530 GitHub forks.

SimpleCrypto, Impossible Software, and capscale are some of the popular companies that use InfluxDB, whereas Riak is used by Sentry, Twilio SendGrid, and OpenX. InfluxDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 119 company stacks & 39 developers stacks; compared to Riak, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

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.

What is Riak?

Riak is a distributed database designed to deliver maximum data availability by distributing data across multiple servers. As long as your client can reach one Riak server, it should be able to write data. In most failure scenarios, the data you want to read should be available, although it may not be the most up-to-date version of that data.
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    What are some alternatives to InfluxDB and Riak?
    TimescaleDB
    TimescaleDB: An open-source database built for analyzing time-series data with the power and convenience of SQL — on premise, at the edge, or in the cloud.
    Redis
    Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.
    MongoDB
    MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
    Prometheus
    Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.
    Elasticsearch
    Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of storing data and searching it in near real time. Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash are the Elastic Stack (sometimes called the ELK Stack).
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    Reviews of InfluxDB and Riak
    Review ofInfluxDBInfluxDB

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

    Avatar of YaronWittenstein
    Computer Science
    Review ofInfluxDBInfluxDB

    InfluxDB is a game changer

    How developers use InfluxDB and Riak
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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 sapslaj
    sapslaj uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

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

    Avatar of Chris Hartwig
    Chris Hartwig uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

    All our metrics go through InfluxDB, both applicative and system

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