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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. InfluxDB vs. RRDtool

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCockroachDB is a distributed database architected for modern cloud applications. It is wire compatible with PostgreSQL and backed by a Key-Value Store, which is either RocksDB or a purpose-built derivative, called Pebble.DBMS for storing time series, events and metricsIndustry 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 DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.45
Rank#66  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score23.59
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score1.75
Rank#134  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdboss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperCockroach LabsTobias Oetiker
Initial release201520131999
Current release24.1.0, May 20242.7.6, April 20241.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoGoC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemedynamic schemaschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and StringsNumeric 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.nonono infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJDBCHTTP API
JSON over UDP
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by key range) infoall tables are translated to an ordered KV store and then broken down into 64MB ranges, which are then used as replicas in RAFTSharding infoin enterprise version onlynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
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.noyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlsimple rights management via user accountsno
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CockroachDBInfluxDBRRDtool
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,900 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Market metricsFastest-growing database to drive 27,500 GitHub stars Over 750,000 daily active instances
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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