[mrtg] Re: rrd Database versus Oracle

Jay Hennigan jay at west.net
Wed Sep 13 23:28:07 MEST 2000

On Wed, 13 Sep 2000, Chris Koester wrote:

> 1. Does anyone know how rrd preformace compared to Oracle.  If so what
> was the performance difference.

They're rather different products.
> 2.  Is anyone using Oracle instead of rrd and what pros or cons were
> there using
> Oracle over rrd database?

For what purpose?  RRDtool is designed with lossy compression of data as
it ages, in order to keep the database from growing perpetually larger.  
Oracle is a rather sophisticated database engine with quite a bit of 
flexibility in order to suit a huge diversity of applications.

For graphing router bandwidth or other time variables where the granularity
of recent data is more important than ancient history, RRDTool wins hands

For a complex inventory control system, Oracle. 

In the context of emptying your wallet in a huge hurry, again it's Oracle.

For filling disks, again Oracle.

Jay Hennigan  -  Network Administration  -  jay at west.net 
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