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System Properties Comparison Druid vs. RRDtool

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NameDruid  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataIndustry 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 DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.73
Rank#111  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score2.57
Rank#91  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitedruid.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationdruid.io/­docs/­latest/­design/­index.htmloss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperMetamarkets Group and contributorsTobias Oetiker
Initial release20121999
Current release1.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open 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 systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyes
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.nono infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL support via Apache Calcite adapterno
APIs and other access methodsJSON over HTTPin-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
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 proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoavailable via extensionsno

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