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System Properties Comparison Prometheus vs. RRDtool vs. searchxml

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NamePrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  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.DBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.00
Rank#51  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score2.47
Rank#120  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#397  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#25  Search engines
Websiteprometheus.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolwww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationprometheus.io/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
DeveloperTobias Oetikerinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release201519992015
Current release1.8.0, 20221.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSScommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# availableC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
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 possibleyes
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIin-process shared library
Pipes
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
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
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoon the application server
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby Federationnoneyes infosychronisation to multiple collections
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 datanonomultiple readers, single writer
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 controlnonoDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services

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