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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLIndustry 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 DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.17
Rank#149  Overall
#72  Relational DBMS
Score3.05
Rank#94  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.citusdata.comoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperTobias Oetiker
Initial release20101999
Current release8.1, December 20181.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsLinuxHP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric 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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalityno infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
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 proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.no
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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