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System Properties Comparison MySQL vs. RRDtool vs. Sqrrl
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|Widely used open source RDBMS
|Industry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. The data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
|Adaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache Accumulo
|Primary database model
|Relational DBMS Key/Value like access via memcached API
|Time Series DBMS
Wide column store
|Secondary database models
|Oracle since 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
|Amazon originally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
|8.3.0, January 2024
|License Commercial or Open Source
|Open Source GPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
|Open Source GPL V2 and FLOSS
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service
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|C and C++
|C Implementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
|Server operating systems
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date
|Numeric data only
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.
|no Exporting into and restoring from XML files possible
|SQL Support of SQL
|yes with proprietary extensions
|APIs and other access methods
Proprietary native API
|in-process shared library
RESTful HTTP API
|Supported programming languages
|C with librrd library
C# with a different implementation of RRDTool
Java with a different implementation of RRDTool
PHP with a wrapper library
C using GLib
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures
|yes proprietary syntax
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes
|horizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
|Sharding making use of Hadoop
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes
|selectable replication factor making use of Hadoop
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system
|Immediate Consistency Document store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.
|Foreign keys Referential integrity
|yes not for MyISAM storage engine
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data
|ACID not for MyISAM storage engine
|Atomic updates per row, document, or graph entity
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data
|yes table locks or row locks depending on storage engine
|yes by using the rrdcached daemon
|Durability Support for making data persistent
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.
|User concepts Access control
|Users with fine-grained authorization concept no user groups or roles
|Cell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)
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