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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Datastore vs. Graphite vs. RRDtool

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NameGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperIndustry 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 modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.94
Rank#63  Overall
#11  Document stores
Score6.73
Rank#65  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score2.52
Rank#117  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­datastoregithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-weboss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsgraphite.readthedocs.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperGoogleChris DavisTobias Oetiker
Initial release200820061999
Current release1.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, details hereNumeric data onlyNumeric 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 SQLSQL-like query language (GQL)nono
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP API
Sockets
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languages.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
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 proceduresusing Google App Enginenono
TriggersCallbacks using the Google Apps Enginenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using Paxosnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.nonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of Transactionsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infolockingyes 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
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)nono

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