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VictoriaMetrics System Properties

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DescriptionA fast, cost-effective and scalable Time Series DBMS and monitoring solution
Primary database modelTime Series DBMS
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Rank#190  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Technical documentationdocs.victoriametrics.com
Initial release2018
Current releasev1.91, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLno
APIs and other access methodsGraphite protocol
InfluxDB Line Protocol
Prometheus Query API
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSynchronous replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
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Specific characteristics
  • High performance, horizontally scalable time series database and monitoring solution

  • Shared nothing architecture

  • Easy to run and operate

  • Both Push and Pull models supported for data ingestion

  • Works perfectly as long-term storage for Prometheus 

  • InfluxDB, Graphite, OpenTSDB, JSON, CSV data ingestion protocols support

  • Backfilling for historical data

  • Support for data migration from other time series databases 

  • PromQL and Graphite query language support

  • Works seamlessly with Grafana

See our docs for all the key features: https://docs.victoriametrics.com/Single-server-VictoriaMetrics.html#prominent-features 

Competitive advantages
  • Specifically designed for highly loaded workloads

  • Addresses most of the scalability issues faced by other systems

  • Optimized for metrics processing from Kubernetes and cloud-native environments

  • Resilient to high cardinality and churn rate

  • Efficiently utilizes CPU and reduces memory usage

  • High compression rate allows storing vastly more data on disk

Typical application scenarios
  • When the current monitoring solution can't keep up with increasing workload

  • Kubernetes and cloud-native monitoring 

  • APM (Application Performance Monitoring)

  • IoT sensors, connected cars, industrial telemetry

  • Financial markets data

  • Enterprise monitoring

Key customers

Grammarly, Wix.com, adidas, Sensedia, Brandwatch, CERN, COLOPL, Razorpay

See our case studies: https://victoriametrics.com/case-studies/

Market metrics
  • 8k stars and 100+ contributors on GitHub

  • 100M+ downloads 

  • Thousands of active users

  • Active Slack community with 2.1K+ members

Licensing and pricing models

VictoriaMetrics comes in three versions: an open source version, an Enterprise version and a managed version.

VictoriaMetrics open source is free, of course and anyone can get started here: https://docs.victoriametrics.com/Quick-Start.html 

VictoriaMetrics Enterprise comes with three levels to choose from depending on user requirements and includes commercial features such as downsampling, security, a backup manager, alerting, auth proxy, AI-driven anomaly detection, technical support directly from our core team … and more! 

Contact us for details: https://victoriametrics.com/enterprise.html

Managed VictoriaMetrics allows users to run VictoriaMetrics on AWS without the need to perform typical DevOps tasks such as proper configuration, monitoring, logs collection, access protection, software updates, backups, etc. Get started here: https://victoriametrics.com/products/managed/​ 

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