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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Prometheus vs. RRDtool

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreOpen-source Time Series DBMS and monitoring systemIndustry 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 modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.90
Rank#145  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score8.00
Rank#51  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score2.47
Rank#120  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbprometheus.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbprometheus.io/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperAmazonTobias Oetiker
Initial release200720151999
Current release1.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageGoC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoNumeric data onlyNumeric 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.no infoImport of XML data possibleno infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIin-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
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 proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoby Federationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
nonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnono
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)nono

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