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RRDtool System Properties

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DescriptionIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. The data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
Database modelTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking measures the popularity of database management systems
Trend Chart
Rank#72  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Technical documentationoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperTobias Oetiker
Initial release1999
Current release1.7.0, May 2017
License Commercial or Open SourceOpen Source GPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based Only available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC Implementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsHP-UX
Data schemeyes
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data only
XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.no Exporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesno
SQL Support of (almost entire) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)no
APIs and other access methodsin-process shared library
Supported programming languagesC with librrd library
C# with a different implementation of RRDTool
Java with a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) with a different implementation of RRDTool
PHP with a wrapper library
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresno
Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodesnone
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys Referential integrityno
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes by using the rrdcached daemon
Durability Support for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts Access controlno

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