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DBMS > Prometheus vs. RRDtool vs. Titan

System Properties Comparison Prometheus vs. RRDtool vs. Titan

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NamePrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonTitan  Xexclude from comparison
Titan has been decommisioned after the takeover by Datastax. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking. A fork has been open-sourced as JanusGraph.
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.Titan is a Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
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Score8.00
Rank#51  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score2.47
Rank#120  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websiteprometheus.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolgithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan
Technical documentationprometheus.io/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docgithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan/­wiki
DeveloperTobias OetikerAurelius, owned by DataStax
Initial release201519992012
Current release1.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSSOpen Source infoApache license, version 2.0
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# availableJava
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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 possible
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIin-process shared library
Pipes
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
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
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes infovia pluggable storage backends
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby Federationnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graph
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
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server

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