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DBMS > Citus vs. RRDtool vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison Citus vs. RRDtool vs. SpaceTime

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  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.SpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.09
Rank#116  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score1.75
Rank#134  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#378  Overall
#7  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.citusdata.comoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolwww.mireo.com/­spacetime
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperTobias OetikerMireo
Initial release201019992020
Current release8.1, December 20181.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSScommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# availableC++
Server operating systemsLinuxHP-UX
Linux
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalityno infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possibleno
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
in-process shared library
Pipes
RESTful HTTP API
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
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.nono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsnoneReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoyes

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