Amazon Athena vs. InfluxDB

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Athena
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data directly in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can point Athena at their data stored in S3 and begin using standard SQL to run ad-hoc queries and get results in seconds. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to setup or manage, and customers pay only for the queries they run. You can use Athena to process logs, perform ad-hoc analysis, and run…
$5
per TB of Data Scanned
InfluxDB
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
The InfluxDB is a time series database from InfluxData headquartered in San Francisco. As an observability solution, it is designed to provide real-time visibility into stacks, sensors and systems. It is available open source, via the Cloud as a DBaaS option, or through an Enterprise subscription.N/A
Pricing
Amazon AthenaInfluxDB
Editions & Modules
Price per Query
$5.00
per TB of Data Scanned
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon AthenaInfluxDB
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Amazon AthenaInfluxDB
Database-as-a-Service
Comparison of Database-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Athena
8.5
3 Ratings
3% below category average
InfluxDB
-
Ratings
Automatic software patching8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Database scalability8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated backups7.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Database security provisions9.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring and metrics8.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic host deployment9.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Amazon AthenaInfluxDB
Small Businesses
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 8.2 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 8.2 out of 10

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Enterprises
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 8.2 out of 10

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User Ratings
Amazon AthenaInfluxDB
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(3 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon AthenaInfluxDB
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
If you are looking to take a lot of the traditional "database administration" work off someone's plate, going with Amazon Athena certainly has "no code" options to optimize lots of database tasks. I would say this option is less appropriate if you have other Microsoft things at play, such as Power BI.
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InfluxData
InfluxDB is very good at storing monitoring metrics (e.g. performance data). InfluxDB is not the right choice if you need to store other data types (like plain text, data relations etc.).
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Nested Schemas like JSON data structure
  • Ability to adapt the data model to fit your queries better
  • Performance Improvement
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InfluxData
  • Perfect handling telemetry data.
  • Low latency, near real time.
  • SQL-like language makes it easier to query.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Query manager can incoperate GUI based query designer
  • Auto-completion engine sometimes overwrite the query
  • Time range selection should be implicit
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InfluxData
  • GUI based administrator console
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
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InfluxData
InfluxDB is a near perfect product for time series database engines. The relatively small list of cons are heavily outweighed by it's ability to just work and be a very flexible and powerful database engine. The community and support provided by the corporation are the only areas I have little experience.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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InfluxData
We have worked with the InfluxDB support team a few times so far and it has been positive. Issues submitted are worked on promptly and we have good feedback.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
Amazon Athena, a product from Amazon, competes with offerings from Google and Microsoft. Overall, I think your database choice depends on some of the other applications you are running at your company. For example, if you are using Microsoft Power BI for reporting needs, you might want to consider going the Azure route.
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InfluxData
To be honest, I didn't look at alternatives since InfluxDB performs very well if you can oversee the lack of security and HA features. But for all challenges, there is an easy solution which brings you forward (e.g. read load balancing can be achieved by using a common HTTPS load balancer).
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Easy to query terabytes of data with faster response
  • Pricing model is also cheap
  • No indexing and partitioning
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InfluxData
  • Provided us a time series DB.
  • With the SQL-like language, it is very easy to learn.
  • Empowered us to keep track of our events.
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