InfluxData Named Leader in Fastest Growing Time Series Database Category by DB-Engines -- InfluxData Extends Leadership by Increasing Popularity 67 Percent -- Nearly 3 Times More than Closest Competitor
SAN FRANCISCO -- Nov. 7, 2017 -- InfluxData, the Modern open source platform built specifically for metrics, events and other time series data that empowers developers to build next-generation monitoring, analytics and IoT applications, today announced its continued growth as the leader among Time Series Database management systems, according to DB-Engines' results published this month.

According to DB-Engines, InfluxDB maintained its overwhelming lead, a ranking it has held for a full year, with its popularity increasing 67 percent during that time. InfluxDB is InfluxData's Time Series Database used as a data store for any use case involving large amounts of timestamped data -- including DevOps monitoring, application metrics, IoT sensor data, and real-time analytics. The DB-Engines results included rankings of the leading vendors in the Time Series Database category, with InfluxDB's user popularity ranking nearly three times more than the nearest competitor.

DB-Engines is an initiative to collect and present information on database management systems (DBMS). DB-Engines also rated the overall Time Series Database Management System category, which continues to grow in popularity with a 21 percent quarter-over-quarter increase.

"As DB-Engines shows, Time Series is by far the fastest growing segment in the database market," said Mark Herring, InfluxData CMO. "Time Series workloads are increasing exponentially, driven by the proliferation of physical sensors, virtual sensors, virtualization, and microservices. This age of instrumentation necessitates a new architecture, and Time Series Databases are being increasingly used to handle the sheer volumes of data generated to fulfill the need for real-time results that business requires. InfluxData is uniquely positioned as being purpose-built, and proving to be faster and more efficient in monitoring and reporting on time series workloads."

Metrics, events, and other time-based data are being generated at an exponential rate, as there is a growing requirement for analyzing today's complex environments. The InfluxData Platform provides a comprehensive set of tools and services to accumulate metrics and events data, analyze the data, and act on the data via powerful visualizations and notifications.

InfluxData's unique features enable customers to quickly build:

-- Monitoring, alerting and notification applications supporting their DevOps initiatives

-- IoT applications supporting millions of events per second, providing new business value around predictive maintenance and real-time alerting and control

-- Real-time analytics applications that are focused on streaming data and anomaly detection

InfluxData has rapidly built its developer and customer base across industries -- including manufacturing, financial services, energy, and telecommunications -- by delivering the fastest growing Open Source Platform that enables customers to derive better business insights, data-driven real-time actions, and a consolidated single view of their entire infrastructure -- from applications to microservices, and from systems to sensors. More than 350 customers, including Cisco Systems, Coupa Software, IBM, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Nordstrom, and Tesla, have selected InfluxData as their modern data platform for metrics and events. InfluxData is pioneering the shift to time series in a modern metrics and events platform, and is making it possible for customers to become data-driven and take on digital transformation initiatives.

About InfluxData

InfluxData, the creators of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built from the ground up for analyzing metrics and events (time series data) for DevOps and IoT applications. Whether the data comes from humans, sensors, or machines, InfluxData empowers developers to build next-generation monitoring, analytics, and IoT applications faster, easier, and to scale, delivering real business value quickly. Based in San Francisco, InfluxData customers include Autodesk, Cisco, eBay, and Coupa. Visit the company online at https://www.influxdata.com/ and on Twitter: @influxdb.