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System Properties Comparison RRDtool vs. Splunk

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NameRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  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.Analytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.19
Rank#99  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score89.40
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperTobias OetikerSplunk Inc.
Initial release19992003
Current release1.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSScommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsHP-UX
Linux
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsin-process shared library
Pipes
HTTP REST
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
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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 controlnoAccess rights for users and roles

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