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System Properties Comparison MonetDB vs. MySQL vs. RRDtool

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NameMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA relational database management system that stores data in columnsWidely used open source RDBMSIndustry 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 DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APITime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.88
Rank#111  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score1283.06
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score2.72
Rank#90  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.monetdb.orgwww.mysql.comoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationdev.mysql.com/­docoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperMonetDB BVOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunTobias Oetiker
Initial release200419951999
Current releaseApr2019, April 20198.0.18, October 20191.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC and C++C infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric 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 infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsnative C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
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 proceduresyes, in SQL, C, Ryes infoproprietary syntaxno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding via remote tableshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoMaster-slave replication available in experimental statusMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesno
More information provided by the system vendor
MonetDBMySQLRRDtool
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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News

Limit memory usage of MonetDB on Linux with CGROUPS
9 May 2019

SQL:2003 merge statements now supported in MonetDB
8 March 2019

Extended SQL:2011 Window Functions in MonetDB
26 February 2019

Updatable MERGE TABLEs with partition predicates
26 February 2019

Remote Tables and Authorization
10 August 2018

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