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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. BigObject vs. Redis vs. TimescaleDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.Analytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesIn-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.63
Rank#210  Overall
#104  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#303  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score155.01
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score2.93
Rank#102  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbbigobject.ioredis.iowww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmdocs.bigobject.ioredis.io/­documentationdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAlibabaBigObject, Inc.Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsTimescale
Initial release201520092017
Current release6.0.9 , October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemshostedLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.yesnonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch moduleyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
fluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJava
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
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesLuaLuauser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
Source-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneEventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.yesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial versionfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDBBigObjectRedisTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsApsaraDB for PolarDB is a cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL...
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Redis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesWebinar: Top Scientists Live: Tech Secrets to Double 11's Success Revealed. PolarDB:...
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Redis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosCreating a Robust Cloud-Based Database for Fintech, E-Commerce and Gaming. Learn...
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Redis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersVerizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsWith over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSpecification and pricing. You can use either of the following billing methods to...
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The licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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