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System Properties Comparison GridDB vs. RRDtool

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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big 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 modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.02
Rank#132  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score2.14
Rank#124  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websitegriddb.netoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationdocs.griddb.netoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperToshiba CorporationTobias Oetiker
Initial release20131999
Current release5.1, August 20221.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsLinuxHP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampNumeric 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 SQLSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
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
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelno
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseno
More information provided by the system vendor
GridDBRRDtool
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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