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InfluxDB vs RRDtool: What are the differences?

What is InfluxDB? An open-source distributed time series database with no external dependencies. InfluxDB is a scalable datastore for metrics, events, and real-time analytics. It has a built-in HTTP API so you don't have to write any server side code to get up and running InfluxDB is designed to be scalable, simple to install and manage, and fast to get data in and out..

What is RRDtool? High performance data logging and graphing system for time series data. RRDtool lets you log and analyze the data you gather from all kinds of data-sources (DS). The data analysis part of RRDtool is based on the ability to quickly generate graphical representations of the data values collected over a definable time period.

InfluxDB and RRDtool are primarily classified as "Databases" and "Monitoring" tools respectively.

"Time-series data analysis" is the top reason why over 36 developers like InfluxDB, while over 2 developers mention "Do one thing and do it well" as the leading cause for choosing RRDtool.

InfluxDB and RRDtool are both open source tools. InfluxDB with 16.7K GitHub stars and 2.39K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than RRDtool with 571 GitHub stars and 199 GitHub forks.

What is InfluxDB?

InfluxDB is a scalable datastore for metrics, events, and real-time analytics. It has a built-in HTTP API so you don't have to write any server side code to get up and running. InfluxDB is designed to be scalable, simple to install and manage, and fast to get data in and out.

What is RRDtool?

RRDtool lets you log and analyze the data you gather from all kinds of data-sources (DS). The data analysis part of RRDtool is based on the ability to quickly generate graphical representations of the data values collected over a definable time period.
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      What are some alternatives to InfluxDB and RRDtool?
      TimescaleDB
      TimescaleDB: An open-source database built for analyzing time-series data with the power and convenience of SQL — on premise, at the edge, or in the cloud.
      Redis
      Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.
      MongoDB
      MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
      Prometheus
      Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.
      Elasticsearch
      Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of storing data and searching it in near real time. Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash are the Elastic Stack (sometimes called the ELK Stack).
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      Review ofInfluxDBInfluxDB

      Influx doesn't currently natively support horizontal distribution. Hard to recommend it until they implement that.

      Avatar of YaronWittenstein
      Computer Science
      Review ofInfluxDBInfluxDB

      InfluxDB is a game changer

      How developers use InfluxDB and RRDtool
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      ShadowICT uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

      We use InfluxDB as a store for our data that gets fed into Grafana. It's ideal for this as it's a lightweight storage engine that can be modified on the fly by scripts without having to log into the server itself and manage tables. The HTTP API also makes it ideal for integrating with frontend services.

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      Goyoboard uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

      To track time-series of course, utilizing few retention rules and continuous queries to keep time-series data fast and maintanable

      Avatar of sapslaj
      sapslaj uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

      InfluxDB ingests information from various sources (mostly Telegraf instances) into one place for monitoring purposes.

      Avatar of Chris Hartwig
      Chris Hartwig uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

      All our metrics go through InfluxDB, both applicative and system

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