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System Properties Comparison KairosDB vs. RRDtool vs. Vertica

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NameKairosDB  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2Industry 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.Columnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.54
Rank#202  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score2.90
Rank#91  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score22.55
Rank#29  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdboss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationkairosdb.github.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docwww.vertica.com/­documentation/­vertica
DeveloperTobias OetikerVertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release201319992005
Current release1.2.2, November 20181.7.2, May 2019Vertica Analytics Platform 9.2.x, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSScommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoavailable on Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure
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Implementation languageJavaC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyyes
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 possibleyes
Secondary indexesnonono infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsGraphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
in-process shared library
Pipes
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
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
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandranoneSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on CassandranoneMaster-master replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
noneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemonyes
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple password-based access controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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KairosDBRRDtoolVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsColumnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosCommunication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersAbiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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