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DBMS > Prometheus vs. RRDtool vs. Vitess

System Properties Comparison Prometheus vs. RRDtool vs. Vitess

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NamePrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonVitess  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.Scalable, distributed, cloud-native DBMS, extending MySQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial 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
Score1.26
Rank#186  Overall
#85  Relational DBMS
Websiteprometheus.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolvitess.io
Technical documentationprometheus.io/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docvitess.io/­docs
DeveloperTobias OetikerThe Linux Foundation, PlanetScale
Initial release201519992013
Current release1.8.0, 202215.0.2, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSSOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# availableGo
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Docker
Linux
macOS
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 SQLnonoyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIin-process shared library
Pipes
ADO.NET
JDBC
MySQL protocol
ODBC
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
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby FederationnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneEventual Consistency across shards
Immediate Consistency within a shard
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID at shard level
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemonyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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 controlnonoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles

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