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DBMS > Prometheus vs. RRDtool vs. SiteWhere

System Properties Comparison Prometheus vs. RRDtool vs. SiteWhere

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NamePrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonSiteWhere  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.M2M integration platform for persisting/querying time series data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series 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
Score0.12
Rank#345  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Websiteprometheus.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolgithub.com/­sitewhere/­sitewhere
Technical documentationprometheus.io/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docsitewhere1.sitewhere.io/­index.html
DeveloperTobias OetikerSiteWhere
Initial release201519992010
Current release1.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSSOpen Source infoCommon Public Attribution License Version 1.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# availableJava
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyespredefined scheme
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlyNumeric 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.no infoImport of XML data possibleno infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possibleno
Secondary indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIin-process shared library
Pipes
HTTP REST
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby Federationnoneselectable replication factor infobased on HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes 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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept

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