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System Properties Comparison eXtremeDB vs. Prometheus vs. RRDtool

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NameeXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringOpen-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.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.68
Rank#245  Overall
#111  Relational DBMS
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score8.61
Rank#50  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score2.75
Rank#119  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.mcobject.comprometheus.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­extremedb.htmprometheus.io/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperMcObjectTobias Oetiker
Initial release200120151999
Current release8.2, 20211.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++GoC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric 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 infosupport of XML interfaces availableno infoImport of XML data possibleno infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLnono
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIin-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Scala
.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 proceduresyesnono
Triggersyes infoby defining eventsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning / shardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesActive Replication Fabric™ for IoT
Multi-source replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Source-replica replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
yes infoby Federationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono
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eXtremeDBPrometheusRRDtool
Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 30 million devices/applications using the product...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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