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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. Redis vs. VelocityDB
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|Native multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.
|Popular in-memory data platform used as a cache, message broker, and database that can be deployed on-premises, across clouds, and hybrid environments Redis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.
|A .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
|Primary database model
|Key-value store Multiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
Object oriented DBMS
|Secondary database models
|Document store with RedisJSON
Graph DBMS with RedisGraph
Search engine with RediSearch
Time Series DBMS with RedisTimeSeries
|Social network pages
|Redis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo Development sponsored by Redis Inc.
|3.11.5, November 2023
|7.2.4, January 2024
|License Commercial or Open Source
|Open Source Apache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) available
|Open Source source-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis Enterprise
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service
|DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) Database as a Service
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|Server operating systems
Windows ported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
|Any that supports .NET
|schema-free automatically recognizes schema within a collection
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date
|yes string, double, boolean, list, hash
|partial Supported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes
|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.
|yes with RediSearch module
|SQL Support of SQL
|with RediSQL module
|APIs and other access methods
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
|proprietary protocol RESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
|Supported programming languages
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures
|Lua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)
|publish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGears
|Callbacks are triggered when data changes
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes
|Sharding since version 2.0
|Sharding Automatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual sharding
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes
|Source-replica replication with configurable replication factor
|Multi-source replication with Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication Chained replication is supported
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system
|Eventual Consistency configurable per collection or per write
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
|Foreign keys Referential integrity
|yes relationships in graphs
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data
|Atomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic locking
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data
|yes Data access is serialized by the server
|Durability Support for making data persistent
|yes Configurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.
|User concepts Access control
|Access Control Lists (ACLs): redis.io/docs/management/security/acl
LDAP and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for Redis Enterprise
Mutual TLS authentication: redis.io/docs/management/security/encryption
|Based on Windows Authentication
|More information provided by the system vendor
|Graph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
|Consolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
|Typical application scenarios
|Native multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
|Cisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
|ArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
|Licensing and pricing models
|Very permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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