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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Firebird vs. GridGain vs. Redis

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgnitePopular in-memory data platform used as a cache, message broker, and database that can be deployed on-premises, across clouds, and hybrid environments infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
Secondary database modelsDocument store infowith RedisJSON
Graph DBMS infowith RedisGraph
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith RediSearch
Time Series DBMS infowith RedisTimeSeries
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score27.28
Rank#30  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score1.55
Rank#138  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
#67  Relational DBMS
Score177.98
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.firebirdsql.orgwww.gridgain.comredis.com
redis.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualswww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitterYouTubeDiscord
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffFirebird FoundationGridGain Systems, Inc.Redis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Inc.
Initial release20142000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20072009
Current release4.0, June 2021GridGain 8.5.16.2.6, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicensecommercialOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC and C++Java, C++, .NetC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoPSQLyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)Lua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)
Triggersyesyesyes (cache interceptors and events)publish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGears
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneShardingSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone infoavailable via 3rd party productsyes (replicated cache)Multi-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)through RedisGears
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsAccess Control Lists (ACLs): redis.io/­topics/­acl
LDAP and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for Redis Enterprise
Mutual TLS authentication: redis.io/­topics/­encryption
Password-based authentication
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Specific characteristicsThe Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...
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Competitive advantagesRedis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
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Typical application scenariosRedis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
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Key customersVerizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRedis Enterprise Cloud lets users scale up and down instantly, and pay only for the...
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