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Likelihood to Recommend

InfluxDB

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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Riak

Riak is very good if you need a resilient data store that can handle large amounts of documents very fast. If you have 1,000,000 documents and need to execute complex queries, it is great.Riak's SOLR engine is fast, however if you have extremely high amount of queries in a very limited time range, it can fail in a bad way.
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Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

InfluxDB
Riak
9.4
Performance
InfluxDB
Riak
9.0
Availability
InfluxDB
Riak
10.0
Concurrency
InfluxDB
Riak
10.0
Security
InfluxDB
Riak
9.0
Scalability
InfluxDB
Riak
10.0
Data model flexibility
InfluxDB
Riak
9.0
Deployment model flexibility
InfluxDB
Riak
9.0

Pros

InfluxDB

  • Scalability - InfluxDB scales so well and even lets you create a database cluster without needing a database administrator.
  • Data Reduction - InfluxDB's primary use case is to allow the data to be input at any interval or speed regardless of the volume of data. The way this is later queried is by reducing the data based on the input data.
  • Quick start - Unlike other monolithic time series database it can easiliy startup with just a few minutes of reading their documentation
  • Cloud Native - This database engine is made to operate in Docker & cloud first!
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Riak

  • Riak is great at handling large volumes of requests. We've seen Riak perform well under large volume while keeping response times quite low.
  • Riak is also fast providing consistent sub 10ms reads in both the datacenter and cloud.
  • Flexible allowing storage of numerous data types. We heavily leverage this to store various JSON documents in a single bucket.
  • We really like the RESTful interface that is provided. Makes the learning curve almost invisible and provides a quick speed to market in using Riak.
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Cons

InfluxDB

  • The open source version does not have ACLs, which is crucial for enterprise customers
  • The open source version has no high availability or clustering option, even the enterprise edition is limited in this way
  • The open source and the enterprise versions both have no read load-balancing systems (sharding is possible, though)
  • Backup and recovery can only be performed for all data sets, not for subsets
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Riak

  • It does not have any native startup scripts in Linux.
  • Since it's built on Erlang, its a bit difficult to administer.
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Likelihood to Renew

InfluxDB

InfluxDB 9.2
Based on 2 answers
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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Riak

Riak 9.0
Based on 5 answers
Right now, I'm on a project where we need databases that can run on embedded systems. Riak isn't necessarily the best fit for that scenario. But when we need a clustered database, that's where we'd start considering Riak.
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Alternatives Considered

InfluxDB

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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Riak

Every database has positives and negatives. Redis is very good at set operations, but not as good at executing fast queries. MongoDB is a much cheaper data store than Riak, but not as highly available and scalable. Searching Riak is also faster than searching MongoDB or Redis. Riak also scales better than MongoDB in the long run.
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Return on Investment

InfluxDB

  • No financial costs for internal dev team - as we have an engineering team we do not have any financial expenses in using InfluxDB
  • Time to implement was minimal
  • InfluxDB has not required any substantial upkeep or operations time to use
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Riak

  • Riak has been a key part of our company's build process for our client's search backend. It is valuable for is in that it provides a reliable way to view the current search index.
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Pricing Details

InfluxDB

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Riak

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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