InfluxDB vs TimescaleDB: 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 TimescaleDB? Scalable time-series database optimized for fast ingest and complex queries. Purpose-built as a PostgreSQL extension. TimescaleDB is the only open-source time-series database that natively supports full-SQL at scale, combining the power, reliability, and ease-of-use of a relational database with the scalability typically seen in NoSQL databases.
InfluxDB and TimescaleDB can be categorized as "Databases" tools.
Some of the features offered by InfluxDB are:
- Time-Centric Functions
- Scalable Metrics
On the other hand, TimescaleDB provides the following key features:
- Packaged as a PostgreSQL extension
- Full ANSI SQL
- JOINs (e.g., across PostgreSQL tables)
InfluxDB and TimescaleDB are both open source tools. It seems that InfluxDB with 16.7K GitHub stars and 2.38K forks on GitHub has more adoption than TimescaleDB with 7.28K GitHub stars and 385 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, InfluxDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 119 company stacks & 39 developers stacks; compared to TimescaleDB, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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