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Usecases: InfluxDB vs. Prometheus

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Marco Ferra Marco Ferra
4 months ago
Prometheus developer here. Paul is right that Prometheus is and will always be float-only (strings are possible in a limited fashion via labels), whereas InfluxDB supports many data types. I'd presume the query languages are fairly similar in power in practice (Prometheus is Turing Complete).
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Another Prometheus dev here. Yep, Prometheus itself doesn't aim to be a durable long-term storage. But in other ways, its scope is bigger and more about active systems and service monitoring: from client libraries (which don't only speak some metrics output protocol, but help you manage
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e researched Prometheus and while it required to rewrite queries it now ingests 4 times more metrics without any problems whatsoever compared to what we tried to feed to Influx. And all that load is handled by single Prometheus server, it's f
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