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DBMS > AnzoGraph DB vs. FoundationDB vs. Redis vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison AnzoGraph DB vs. FoundationDB vs. Redis vs. Snowflake

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NameAnzoGraph DB  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionScalable graph database built for online analytics and data harmonization with MPP scaling, high-performance analytical algorithms and reasoning, and virtualizationOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Popular 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 modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
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 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
Score0.32
Rank#266  Overall
#21  Graph DBMS
#12  RDF stores
Score1.36
Rank#149  Overall
#25  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#74  Relational DBMS
Score171.50
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score64.19
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzographwww.foundationdb.orgredis.com
redis.io
www.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzograph/­userdoc/­home.htmapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
docs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperCambridge SemanticsFoundationDBRedis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2018201320092014
Current release2.3, January 20216.2.28, November 20206.2.6, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree trial version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis Enterprisecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
hosted
Data schemeSchema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingpartial 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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnonoyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL and SPARQL* as primary query language. Cypher preview.supported in specific SQL layer onlynoyes
APIs and other access methodsApache Mule
gRPC
JDBC
Kafka
OData access for BI tools
OpenCypher
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Python
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
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 proceduresuser defined functions and aggregatesin SQL-layer onlyLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)user defined functions
Triggersnonopublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGearsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic shardingShardingSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual shardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication in MPP-ClusteryesMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsKerberos/HDFS data loadingnothrough RedisGearsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency in MPP-ClusterLinearizable consistencyEventual 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 integrityno infonot needed in graphsin SQL-layer onlynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes 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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesnoAccess 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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Key customersVerizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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