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System Properties Comparison Graphite vs. RocksDB vs. Snowflake

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NameGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score4.75
Rank#75  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score4.00
Rank#84  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Score123.20
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webrocksdb.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationgraphite.readthedocs.iogithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikidocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperChris DavisFacebook, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200620132014
Current release8.11.4, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSDcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languagePythonC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Linuxhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlynoyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Sockets
C++ API
Java API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesACID
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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