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DBMS > RocksDB vs. RRDtool vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison RocksDB vs. RRDtool vs. Splunk

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NameRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)Industry 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.Analytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.65
Rank#86  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
Score3.05
Rank#97  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score87.90
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiterocksdb.orgoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikioss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.Tobias OetikerSplunk Inc.
Initial release201319992003
Current release6.11.4, July 20201.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSScommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsHP-UX
Linux
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoNumeric 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.nono infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possibleyes
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Java API
in-process shared library
Pipes
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
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#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnono 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 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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoAccess rights for users and roles

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