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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. RRDtool

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsIndustry 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
Score19.62
Rank#33  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score2.72
Rank#90  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdboss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdboss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperTobias Oetiker
Initial release20131999
Current release1.7.8, August 20191.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageGoC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and StringsNumeric 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 languageno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
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 proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
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.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsno

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Recent citations in the news

InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 expands open source time series database
17 September 2019, TechTarget

InfluxData Releases Serverless Time Series Database for Cloud
23 September 2019, ADT Magazine

InfluxData launches InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 – the first serverless time series platform-as-a-service
10 September 2019, Business Wire

An Introduction to InfluxDB
5 August 2019, The Collegian

InfluxData unveils InfluxDB Cloud 2.0, a serverless time series platform
12 September 2019, Help Net Security

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Bare-Bones Monitoring with Monit and RRDtool
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How to install and use RRDTool to speed up MRTG monitoring
24 June 2009, SearchDataCenter.com

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11 September 2015, Geeky Gadgets

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