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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. eXtremeDB vs. Redis vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisoneXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringIn-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.RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Key-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.16
Rank#139  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#220  Overall
#104  Relational DBMS
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score145.24
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score5.43
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comwww.mcobject.com/­extremedbfamilyredis.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationaltibase.com/­resources/­manualswww.mcobject.com/­docs/­eXtremeDB.htmredis.io/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperAltibaseMcObjectSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release1999200120091992
Current release7.1, July 20178.0, May 20185.0.6, September 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C and C++C
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
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 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.nono infosupport of XML interfaces availablenoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch moduleyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92yes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
proprietary protocol
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
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++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsyesLuayes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesyes infoby defining eventsnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning / shardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Master-slave replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
Master-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Master-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyes 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.yesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardSimple 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
AltibaseeXtremeDBRedisSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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eXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Redis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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eXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Redis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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IoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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Redis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global...
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Schneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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With hundreds of customers and over 28 million devices/applications using the product...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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For server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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The licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
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