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System Properties Comparison Microsoft SQL Server vs. Prometheus vs. RRDtool

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemIndustry 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 DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score944.96
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score6.62
Rank#66  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score2.52
Rank#117  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverprometheus.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverprometheus.io/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperMicrosoftTobias Oetiker
Initial release198920151999
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 20191.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open 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 languageC++GoC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyNumeric 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.yesno infoImport of XML data possibleno infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIin-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
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 proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javanono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionyes infoby Federationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono

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