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System Properties Comparison KairosDB vs. Quasardb vs. RRDtool

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NameKairosDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2Distributed, high-performance timeseries databaseIndustry 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 DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.54
Rank#202  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#290  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score2.90
Rank#91  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdbwww.quasardb.netoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationkairosdb.github.iodoc.quasardb.netoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperquasardbTobias Oetiker
Initial release201320091999
Current release1.2.2, November 20183.1, January 20191.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensesOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++C infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infointeger and binaryNumeric 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 infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesnoyes infowith tagsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsGraphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
HTTP APIin-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
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 proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandraSharding infoconsistent hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraMaster-slave replication with selectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using LevelDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoTransient modeyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple password-based access controlCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailno
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KairosDBQuasardbRRDtool
Specific characteristicsHigh-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosTick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersLarge EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCommunity edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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