Atlas-DB vs pghoard: What are the differences?
Atlas-DB: Backend for managing dimensional time series data, by Netflix. Atlas was developed by Netflix to manage dimensional time series data for near real-time operational insight. Atlas features in-memory data storage, allowing it to gather and report very large numbers of metrics, very quickly; pghoard: Tools for making PostgreSQL backups to cloud object storages. pghoard is a PostgreSQL backup daemon and restore tooling for cloud object storages.
Atlas-DB and pghoard can be primarily classified as "Database" tools.
Some of the features offered by Atlas-DB are:
- Manages dimensional time series data
- In-memory data storage
- Captures operational intelligence
On the other hand, pghoard provides the following key features:
- Automatic periodic basebackups
- Automatic transaction log (WAL/xlog) backups (using either pgreceivexlog or archivecommand)
- Cloud object storage support (AWS S3, Google Cloud, OpenStack Swift, Azure, Ceph)
Atlas-DB and pghoard are both open source tools. It seems that Atlas-DB with 2.4K GitHub stars and 204 forks on GitHub has more adoption than pghoard with 903 GitHub stars and 65 GitHub forks.