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DBMS > RRDtool vs. Sqrrl vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison RRDtool vs. Sqrrl vs. TimescaleDB

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NameRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon and became a part of Amazon Web Services. It has been removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
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.Adaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache AccumuloA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.75
Rank#119  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score5.62
Rank#73  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Websiteoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolsqrrl.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperTobias OetikerAmazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.Timescale
Initial release199920122017
Current release1.8.0, 20222.13.0, November 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSScommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# availableJavaC
Server operating systemsHP-UX
Linux
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlyyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsin-process shared library
Pipes
Accumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
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
Actionscript
C infousing GLib
C#
C++
Cocoa
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infomaking use of Hadoopyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infomaking use of HadoopSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency infoDocument store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic updates per row, document, or graph entityACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoby using the rrdcached daemonyesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoCell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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