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DBMS > 4D vs. RocksDB vs. RRDtool

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. RocksDB vs. RRDtool

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)Industry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
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Score2.83
Rank#106  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score3.94
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
Score2.43
Rank#116  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comrocksdb.orgoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikioss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
Developer4D, IncFacebook, Inc.Tobias Oetiker
Initial release198420131999
Current releasev18 R5, January 20217.3.1, June 20221.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoNumeric data only
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesnono infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92nono
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
C++ API
Java API
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C++
Java
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsnono

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