DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the mission critical dbmsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Alibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for MySQL vs. Couchbase vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Redis vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for MySQL vs. Couchbase vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Redis vs. SAP IQ

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAlibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for MySQL  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA real-time data warehousing service that can process petabytes of data with high concurrency and low latency. It is fully compatible with the MySQL protocol.A distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesCloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.Popular 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.Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeDocument storeKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument storeKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Document 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
Score0.61
Rank#219  Overall
#107  Relational DBMS
Score28.38
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score9.32
Rank#52  Overall
#10  Document stores
Score179.02
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score4.82
Rank#80  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­analyticdb-for-mysqlwww.couchbase.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoreredis.com
redis.io
www.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­93776.htmdocs.couchbase.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
help.sap.com/­iq
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeDiscord
DeveloperAlibabaCouchbase, Inc.GoogleRedis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Inc.SAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release2011201720091994
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 20217.0.0, April 202216.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis Enterprisecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Couchbase Capella: a fully managed database-as-a-service that eliminates database management efforts and reduces cost
  • Redis Enterprise Cloud: Instantly scale and pay only for the resources you need - on any cloud - AWS, Azure or Google Cloud.
  • ScaleGrid for Redis: Fully managed hosting for Redis on AWS, Azure and DigitalOcean with high availability and SSH access on the #1 multi-cloud DBaaS.
Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesyes
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.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch moduleyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.nonoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
PHP
Python
.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
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
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud FunctionsLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)yes
Triggersyesyes infovia the TAP protocolyes, with Cloud Functionspublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGearsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingShardingSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual shardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
SAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesUsing Cloud Dataflowthrough RedisGearsHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyesAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logsyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoEphemeral bucketsyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.Access 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
fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Alibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for MySQLCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseGoogle Cloud FirestoreRedisSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ
Specific characteristicsA real-time data warehousing service that can process PB data with high concurrency...
» more
Developed as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
» more
The Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...
» more
Competitive advantagesTPC Benchmark: The world leading result in TPC-DS benchmark . TPC-H benchmark for...
» more
Couchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
» more
Redis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
» more
Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
» more
Redis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
» more
Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
» more
Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
» more
Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
» more
Most launched Docker container per day according to Docker Hub (7.2M launches per...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsAvailable regions: America US Virginia US Silicon Valley Asia China Hong Kong India...
» more
The Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
» more
Redis Enterprise Cloud lets users scale up and down instantly, and pay only for the...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more
CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

Read the Redis NoSQL benchmark report.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Alibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for MySQLCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseGoogle Cloud FirestoreRedisSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ
DB-Engines blog posts

Couchbase climbs up the DB-Engines Ranking, increasing its popularity by 10% every month
2 June 2014, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

show all

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2018
2 January 2019, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

MongoDB is the DBMS of the year, defending the title from last year
7 January 2015, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

Alibaba Cloud launches new cloud database solutions following market growth
1 October 2020, DataCenterNews Asia

AWS, GCP, Oracle, Azure, SAP lead cloud DBMS market: Gartner
15 February 2022, CRN Australia

provided by Google News

Couchbase Server 7.1 advances enterprise NoSQL database
10 May 2022, TechTarget

Analysts' Weekly Ratings Changes for Couchbase (BASE)
25 May 2022, Defense World

Couchbase CTO: IT change is a transformative business asset
23 May 2022, IDG Connect

Document Databases Market Size And Forecast | Couchbase, MongoDB, Amazon, MarkLogic, Aerospike, Neo Technology, Basho Technologies, DataStax, Oracle, MapR Technologies – The Daily Vale
24 May 2022, The Daily Vale

Digital Transformation Investment Set to Increase by 46% - Couchbase
10 May 2022, MarTech Series

provided by Google News

Google Cloud Launches New Postgres-Compatible Database, AlloyDB
11 May 2022, Datanami

How to migrate your user data from Google Firebase
24 May 2022, Security Boulevard

Rowy Takes on the Limits of Airtable with Low-Code Cloud Collaboration
2 May 2022, thenewstack.io

Google's Firebase app development platform gets updates and security boosts
11 May 2022, SiliconANGLE News

Kill some time waiting for Google I/O to start with its official pinball game
10 May 2022, Android Police

provided by Google News

Redis, MongoDB, and Elastic: 2022’s top exposed databases
27 April 2022, BleepingComputer

Cisco Patches Serious Flaw in IOS | Decipher
24 May 2022, duo.com

Best Database Management System Software 2022
25 May 2022, CIO Insight

How to Install Redis on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy
19 May 2022, Linux Shout

Cloud Database Market 2022 to Register Incredible Developments – Redis Labs, Dell, Inc., Cassandra, Vmware, etc – The Daily Vale
24 May 2022, The Daily Vale

provided by Google News

Financial Service Institutions Embark on Cloud Data Makeover as Legacy Solutions Sunset
18 May 2022, Finextra

A look inside the SAP IQ column-oriented database
10 March 2016, TechTarget

What's new in SAP HANA Cloud Services and why it matters
27 June 2019, TechTarget

SAP Unveils New Services in SAP HANA Cloud
28 April 2021, Database Trends and Applications

IBM, SAP partner to move financial institutions to the hybrid cloud
28 July 2021, ZDNet

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Erlang Engineer
Couchbase, Remote

Sales Skills and Strategy Coach (Sales Coach)
Couchbase, Remote

Senior Customer Success Manager
Couchbase, Remote

Sales Development Representative - Enterprise Software
Couchbase, Austin, TX

Enterprise Sales Representative
Couchbase, Seattle, WA

Mobile Games Developer
HTC Global Services, Inc., Glendale, CA

Backend Engineer (Remote Worldwide)
Make, Remote

Data Engineer (open to remote)
Vida Health, San Francisco, CA

Front End Developer
Kiswe, New Providence, NJ

Front-End Software Development Engineer II
Zonar Systems, Seattle, WA

PostgreSQL (Any NO/SQL Database-Redis/MongoDB) ST. LOUIS, MO/Las Vegas, NV
Emonics LLC, St. Louis, MO

PostgreSQL (Any NO/SQL Database–Redis/MongoDB) Las Vegas, NV/ST. LOUIS, MO
Emonics LLC, Las Vegas, NV

Database Developer-Junior
Aries Technology LLC, Grove, OK

Sr RedisDB DBA
haramainsystems, Remote

Python Developer
Mindera, Remote

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

The definitive guide for Cassandra

Imagine What You Could Do if Scalability Wasn‘t a Problem!
Download the Cassandra e-book for free!

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Redis logo

The world’s most loved real‑time data platform.
Try free

Present your product here