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DBMS > Prometheus vs. RRDtool vs. VictoriaMetrics

System Properties Comparison Prometheus vs. RRDtool vs. VictoriaMetrics

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NamePrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonVictoriaMetrics  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.A fast, cost-effective and scalable Time Series DBMS and monitoring solution
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.92
Rank#51  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score2.14
Rank#124  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score1.42
Rank#161  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Websiteprometheus.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolvictoriametrics.com
Technical documentationprometheus.io/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docdocs.victoriametrics.com
github.com/­VictoriaMetrics/­VictoriaMetrics/­wiki
DeveloperTobias OetikerVictoriaMetrics
Initial release201519992018
Current release1.8.0, 2022v1.91, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSSOpen Source infoApache 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# availableGo
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
OpenBSD
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlyNumeric 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 possibleno infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possibleno
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIin-process shared library
Pipes
Graphite protocol
InfluxDB Line Protocol
OpenTSDB
Prometheus Query API
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
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 proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby FederationnoneSynchronous replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneEventual 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 controlnono

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