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System Properties Comparison Prometheus vs. Splunk

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NamePrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.28
Rank#67  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score94.23
Rank#14  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteprometheus.iowww.splunk.com
Technical documentationprometheus.io/­docsdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperSplunk Inc.
Initial release20152003
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric 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 possibleyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby FederationMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and roles

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