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System Properties Comparison RRDtool vs. VictoriaMetrics

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NameRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonVictoriaMetrics  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.A fast, cost-effective and scalable Time Series DBMS and monitoring solution
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.14
Rank#124  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score1.42
Rank#161  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Websiteoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolvictoriametrics.com
Technical documentationoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docdocs.victoriametrics.com
github.com/­VictoriaMetrics/­VictoriaMetrics/­wiki
DeveloperTobias OetikerVictoriaMetrics
Initial release19992018
Current release1.8.0, 2022v1.91, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSSOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
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# availableGo
Server operating systemsHP-UX
Linux
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
OpenBSD
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data only
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 possibleno
Secondary indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsin-process shared library
Pipes
Graphite protocol
InfluxDB Line Protocol
OpenTSDB
Prometheus Query API
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSynchronous replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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
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 controlno

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