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System Properties Comparison RRDtool vs. Snowflake

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NameRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
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.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.75
Rank#134  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score136.53
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websiteoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperTobias OetikerSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release19992014
Current release1.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSScommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
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Implementation languageC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsHP-UX
Linux
hosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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 infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possibleyes
Secondary indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsin-process shared library
Pipes
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
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
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoby using the rrdcached daemonyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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