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NameOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring system
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.24
Rank#105  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score3.32
Rank#80  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Websiteopentsdb.netprometheus.io
Technical documentationopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmlprometheus.io/­docs
Developercurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributors
Initial release20112015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoLGPLOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaGo
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsNumeric 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 infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Telnet API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesErlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on HBaseSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseyes infoby Federation
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infobased on HBasenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnono

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