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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. PostgreSQL vs. Redis vs. SAP SQL Anywhere
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|Name||Alibaba Cloud Table Store Xexclude from comparison||PostgreSQL Xexclude from comparison||Redis Xexclude from comparison||SAP SQL Anywhere formerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||A fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time access||Widely used open source RDBMS Developed as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL||In-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker Redis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.||RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments|
|Primary database model||Wide column store||Relational DBMS with object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.||Key-value store Multiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store||Document store with Redis Modules|
Graph DBMS with Redis Modules
Search engine with Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS with Redis Modules
|Developer||Alibaba||PostgreSQL Global Development Group www.postgresql.org/developer||Salvatore Sanfilippo Development sponsored by Redis Labs||SAP formerly Sybase|
|Initial release||2016||1989 1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL||2009||1992|
|Current release||12.4, August 2020||6.0.8, September 2020||17, July 2015|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||Open Source BSD||Open Source BSD 3-Clause, commercial license available||commercial|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||yes||no||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||hosted||FreeBSD|
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|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||partial Supported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||yes specific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.||no||yes|
|Secondary indexes||no||yes||yes with RediSearch module||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||no||yes standard with numerous extensions||no||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||HTTP API||ADO.NET|
native C library
streaming API for large objects
|proprietary protocol RESP - REdis Serialization Protocol||ADO.NET|
|Supported programming languages||Java|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||no||user defined functions realized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.||Lua||yes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding Implicit feature of the cloud service||partitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash||Sharding||none|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||yes Implicit feature of the cloud service||Source-replica replication other methods possible by using 3rd party extensions||Multi-source replication with Redis Enterprise Pack|
Source-replica replication Chained replication is supported
|Source-replica replication Database mirroring|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency||Eventual Consistency|
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes||no||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||Atomic single-row operations||ACID||Optimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scripts||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes Data access is serialized by the server||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes Configurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||no||yes||yes|
|User concepts Access control||Access rights based on subaccounts and tokens||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||Simple password-based access control Access control lists and SSL are available in the commercial version||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard|
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