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System Properties Comparison MemSQL vs. RRDtool

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NameMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageIndustry 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 modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score6.01
Rank#62  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score3.05
Rank#97  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.memsql.comoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationdocs.memsql.comoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperMemSQL Inc.Tobias Oetiker
Initial release20131999
Current release7.1.7, August 20201.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsLinux info64 bit version requiredHP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric 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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and foreign keysno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesBash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency only within each nodenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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