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System Properties Comparison Axibase vs. RRDtool

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NameAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationIndustry 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 modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.26
Rank#245  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score3.19
Rank#93  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databaseoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperAxibase CorporationTobias Oetiker
Initial release20131999
Current release155851.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsLinuxHP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringNumeric 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.nono infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
PHP
Python
R
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 proceduresyesno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlno

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