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System Properties Comparison KairosDB vs. OpenTSDB

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NameKairosDB  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2Scalable Time Series DBMS based on HBase
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.70
Rank#204  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Score2.00
Rank#119  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdbopentsdb.net
Technical documentationkairosdb.github.ioopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.html
Developercurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributors
Initial release20132011
Current release1.2.2, November 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoLGPL
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnumeric data for metrics, strings for tags
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
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsGraphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
HTTP API
Telnet API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandraSharding infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandraselectable replication factor infobased on HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on HBase
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple password-based access controlno

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