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System Properties Comparison IRONdb vs. RRDtool

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NameIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
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DescriptionA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityIndustry 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
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.14
Rank#124  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.circonus.com/solutions/time-series-database/oss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationdocs.circonus.com/irondb/category/getting-startedoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperCirconus LLC.Tobias Oetiker
Initial release20171999
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 20181.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsLinuxHP-UX
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infotext, numeric, histogramsNumeric 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 indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIin-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
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 proceduresyes, in Luano
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono

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