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DBMS > Prometheus vs. RethinkDB vs. RRDtool

System Properties Comparison Prometheus vs. RethinkDB vs. RRDtool

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NamePrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source Time Series DBMS and monitoring systemDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.Industry 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 modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.61
Rank#50  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score3.23
Rank#106  Overall
#19  Document stores
Score2.75
Rank#119  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websiteprometheus.iorethinkdb.comoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationprometheus.io/­docsrethinkdb.com/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017Tobias Oetiker
Initial release201520091999
Current release2.4.1, August 20201.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC++C infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlyyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryNumeric 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.no infoImport of XML data possiblenono infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIin-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
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 proceduresnono
TriggersnoClient-side triggers through changefeedsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding inforange basednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby FederationSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic single-document operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCC basedyes 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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infousers and table-level permissionsno

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