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RRDtool System Properties

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NameRRDtool
DescriptionIndustry 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 modelTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.06
Rank#71  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Websiteoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperTobias Oetiker
Initial release1999
Current release1.7.0, May 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsHP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric 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 infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesno
SQL infoSupport of (almost entire) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)no
APIs and other access methodsin-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesC 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 proceduresno
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlno

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