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System Properties Comparison MySQL vs. RRDtool vs. SpaceTime

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NameMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely 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.SpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APITime Series DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1083.74
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score1.87
Rank#136  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#383  Overall
#7  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.mysql.comoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolwww.mireo.com/­spacetime
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­docoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunTobias OetikerMireo
Initial release199519992020
Current release8.4.0, April 20241.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSScommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# availableC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.yesno infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possibleno
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
in-process shared library
Pipes
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAda
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
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntaxnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricnoneFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage enginenono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes 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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesnoyes

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