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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. RRDtool vs. Sqrrl

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  Xexclude from comparison
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DescriptionA high-performance, column-oriented SQL DBMS for online analytical processing (OLAP) that uses all available system resources to their full potential to process each analytical query as fast as possible. It is available as both an open-source software and a cloud offering.Industry 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 modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score16.68
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score2.75
Rank#119  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.comoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolsqrrl.com
Technical documentationclickhouse.com/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperClickhouse Inc.Tobias OetikerAmazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
Initial release201619992012
Current releasev23.12.1.1368-stable, December 20231.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSScommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# availableJava
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
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 SQLClose to ANSI SQL (SQL/JSON + extensions)nono
APIs and other access methodsgRPC
HTTP REST
JDBC
MySQL wire protocol
ODBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Proprietary protocol
in-process shared library
Pipes
Accumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
Go info3rd party library
Java info3rd party library
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party library
Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
Perl info3rd party library
PHP info3rd party library
Python info3rd party library
R info3rd party library
Ruby info3rd party library
Rust
Scala info3rd party library
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
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeskey based and customnoneSharding infomaking use of Hadoop
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesAsynchronous and synchronous physical replication; geographically distributed replicas; support for object storages.noneselectable replication factor infomaking use of Hadoop
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate 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 controlAccess rights for users and roles. Column and row based policies. Quotas and resource limits. Pluggable authentication with LDAP and Kerberos. Password based, X.509 certificate, and SSH key authentication.noCell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)

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