Apache Hive vs. InfluxDB

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Hive
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Apache Hive is database/data warehouse software that supports data querying and analysis of large datasets stored in the Hadoop distributed file system (HDFS) and other compatible systems, and is distributed under an open source license.N/A
InfluxDB
Score 8.5 out of 10
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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
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Apache HiveInfluxDB
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Free/Freemium Version
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Best Alternatives
Apache HiveInfluxDB
Small Businesses
Google BigQuery
Google BigQuery
Score 8.6 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub
Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub
Score 9.0 out of 10

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Enterprises
Oracle Exadata
Oracle Exadata
Score 8.1 out of 10

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User Ratings
Apache HiveInfluxDB
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(35 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(6 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache HiveInfluxDB
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
Software work execution is on a large scale, it is good to use for new projects or organizational changes, data lineage mapping has always been dubious but this one has had good results. You can store and synchronize data from different departments, the storage process can be manual but it is best automated.
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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
Apache
  • Apache Hive allows use to write expressive solutions to complex problems thanks to its SQL-like syntax.
  • Relatively easy to set up and start using.
  • Very little ramp-up to start using the actual product, documentation is very thorough, there is an active community, and the code base is constantly being improved.
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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
Apache
  • Some queries, particularly complex joins, are still quite slow and can take hours
  • Previous jobs and queries are not stored sometimes
  • Switching to Impala can sometimes be time-consuming (i.e. the system hangs, or is slow to respond).
  • Sometimes, directories and tables don't load properly which causes confusion
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InfluxData
  • GUI based administrator console
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
Since I do not know the second data warehouse solution that integrate with HDFS as well as Hive.
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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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Usability
Apache
Hive is a very good big data analysis and ad-hoc query platform, which supports scaling also. The BI processes can be easily integrated with Hadoop via the Hive. It can deal with a much larger data set that traditional RDBMS can not. It is a "must-have" component of the big data domain.
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InfluxData
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Support Rating
Apache
Apache Hive is a FOSS project and its open source. We need not definitely comment on anything about the support of open source and its developer community. But, it has got tremendous developer support, awesome documentation. I would justify the fact that much support can be gathered from the community backup.
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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
Apache
Besides Hive, I have used Google BigQuery, which is costly but have very high computation speed. Amazon Redshift is the another product, I used in my recent organisation. Both Redshift and BigQuery are managed solution whereas Hive needs to be managed
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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
Apache
  • Apache hive is secured and scalable solution that helps in increasing the overall organization productivity.
  • Apache hive can handle and process large amount of data in a sufficient time manner.
  • It simplifies writing SQL queries, hence helping the organization as most companies use SQL for all query jobs.
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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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