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System Properties Comparison Prometheus vs. RRDtool vs. SQLite

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NamePrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source Time Series DBMS and monitoring systemIndustry 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.Widely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.61
Rank#50  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score2.75
Rank#119  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score117.28
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websiteprometheus.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationprometheus.io/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperTobias OetikerDwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release201519992000
Current release1.8.0, 20223.45.0  (15 January 2024), January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSSOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# availableC
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
server-less
Data schemeyesyesyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlyNumeric data onlyyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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 possibleno infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possibleno
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIin-process shared library
Pipes
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
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
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby Federationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemonyes infovia file-system locks
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonono

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