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System Properties Comparison Graphite vs. OpenTSDB vs. Prometheus

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NameGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring system
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.32
Rank#78  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score1.86
Rank#107  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score3.45
Rank#76  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webopentsdb.netprometheus.io
Technical documentationgraphite.readthedocs.ioopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmlprometheus.io/­docs
DeveloperChris Daviscurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributors
Initial release200620112015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoLGPLOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonJavaGo
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Linux
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlynumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsNumeric 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 infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Sockets
HTTP API
Telnet API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infobased on HBaseSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseyes infoby Federation
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency infobased on HBasenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infolockingyesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnonono

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