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System Properties Comparison Apache IoTDB vs. RRDtool vs. Sqrrl

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NameApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  Xexclude from comparison
Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon and became a part of Amazon Web Services. It has been removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionAn IoT native database with high performance for data management and analysis, deployable on the edge and the cloud and integrated with Hadoop, Spark and FlinkIndustry 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.Adaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache Accumulo
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.19
Rank#183  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score2.47
Rank#120  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websiteiotdb.apache.orgoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolsqrrl.com
Technical documentationiotdb.apache.org/­UserGuide/­Master/­QuickStart/­QuickStart.htmloss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperApache Software FoundationTobias OetikerAmazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
Initial release201819992012
Current release1.1.0, April 20231.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSScommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# availableJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)HP-UX
Linux
Linux
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyyes
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.nono infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Native API
in-process shared library
Pipes
Accumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Java
Python
Scala
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
Actionscript
C infousing GLib
C#
C++
Cocoa
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by time range) + vertical partitioning (by deviceId)noneSharding infomaking use of Hadoop
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication methods; using Raft/IoTConsensus algorithm to ensure strong/eventual data consistency among multiple replicasnoneselectable replication factor infomaking use of Hadoop
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsIntegration with Hadoop and Sparknoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Strong Consistency with Raft
noneImmediate Consistency infoDocument store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoAtomic updates per row, document, or graph entity
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemonyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnoCell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)

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