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DBMS > Amazon Redshift vs. Hazelcast vs. Kinetica

System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Hazelcast vs. Kinetica

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsA widely adopted in-memory data gridFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score24.27
Rank#32  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score9.66
Rank#48  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score0.73
Rank#204  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshifthazelcast.comwww.kinetica.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshifthazelcast.org/­imdg/­docswww.kinetica.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)HazelcastKinetica
Initial release201220082012
Current release4.2, March 20217.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJavaC, C++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyno
Secondary indexesrestrictedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infoEventsyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified range
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoReplicated MapSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAM
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access controlAccess rights for users and roles on table level
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Amazon RedshiftHazelcastKinetica
Specific characteristicsHazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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Native and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesHazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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Best in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosHazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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Any application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersHazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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Citibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsHazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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Always Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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