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System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. AnzoGraph DB vs. Cassandra vs. Redis vs. Snowflake

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonAnzoGraph DB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonScalable graph database built for online analytics and data harmonization with MPP scaling, high-performance analytical algorithms and reasoning, and virtualizationWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessPopular 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.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
Wide column storeKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument 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
Score11.69
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#266  Overall
#20  Graph DBMS
#12  RDF stores
Score119.28
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score171.35
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score58.26
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­aurorawww.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzographcassandra.apache.orgredis.com
redis.io
www.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmldocs.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzograph/­userdoc/­home.htmcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
docs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonCambridge SemanticsApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookRedis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20152018200820092014
Current release2.3, January 20214.0.1, September 20216.2.5, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree trial version availableOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis Enterprisecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemshostedLinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
hosted
Data schemeyesSchema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportschema-freeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.yesnononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnorestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSPARQL and SPARQL* as primary query language. Cypher preview.SQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Apache Mule
gRPC
JDBC
Kafka
OData access for BI tools
OpenCypher
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C++
Java
Python
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
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
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions and aggregatesnoLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)user defined functions
Triggersyesnoyespublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGearsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningAutomatic shardingSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual shardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication in MPP-Clusterselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoKerberos/HDFS data loadingyesthrough RedisGearsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency in MPP-ClusterEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual 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 integrityyesno infonot needed in graphsnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsAtomic 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.yesyesnoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess 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
Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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The Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Redis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Redis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Most launched Docker container per day according to Docker Hub (7.2M launches per...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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