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DBMS > RocksDB vs. RRDtool vs. XAP

System Properties Comparison RocksDB vs. RRDtool vs. XAP

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NameRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  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.High performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.84
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
Score3.19
Rank#99  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score1.01
Rank#170  Overall
#27  Document stores
#31  Key-value stores
Websiterocksdb.orgoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikioss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.Tobias OetikerGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release201319992000
Current release6.13.3, October 20201.7.2, May 201914.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSSOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses 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# availableJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsHP-UX
Linux
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
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 possibleno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Java API
in-process shared library
Pipes
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
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
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoRole-based access control

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