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DBMS > KairosDB vs. OpenTSDB vs. Prometheus

System Properties Comparison KairosDB vs. OpenTSDB vs. Prometheus

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NameKairosDB  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2Scalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring system
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.64
Rank#186  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score2.37
Rank#102  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score2.91
Rank#87  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdbopentsdb.netprometheus.io
Technical documentationkairosdb.github.ioopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmlprometheus.io/­docs
Developercurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributors
Initial release201320112015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoLGPLOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJavaGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsNumeric 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.nonono infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsGraphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
HTTP API
Telnet API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandraSharding infobased on HBaseSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandraselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseyes infoby Federation
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on HBasenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple password-based access controlnono

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