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System Properties Comparison DuckDB vs. RRDtool vs. SwayDB

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NameDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSIndustry 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.An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.79
Rank#65  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score1.75
Rank#134  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#377  Overall
#58  Key-value stores
Websiteduckdb.orgoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolswaydb.simer.au
Technical documentationduckdb.org/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperTobias OetikerSimer Plaha
Initial release201819992018
Current release1.0.0, June 20241.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSSOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# availableScala
Server operating systemsserver-lessHP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyno
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 possibleno
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methodsArrow Database Connectivity (ADBC)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesC
C# info3rd party driver
C++
Crystal info3rd party driver
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Lisp info3rd party driver
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Rust
Swift
Zig info3rd party driver
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
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenonenone
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 integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes 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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonono

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