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System Properties Comparison BoltDB vs. Redis vs. TimescaleDB
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|An embedded key-value store for Go.
|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 time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
|Primary database model
|Key-value store Multiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
|Time Series DBMS
|Secondary database models
|Document store with RedisJSON
Graph DBMS with RedisGraph
Search engine with RediSearch
Time Series DBMS with RedisTimeSeries
|Redis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo Development sponsored by Redis Inc.
|7.2.4, January 2024
|2.13.0, November 2023
|License Commercial or Open Source
|Open Source MIT License
|Open Source source-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis Enterprise
|Open Source Apache 2.0
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service
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|Server operating systems
Windows ported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date
|partial Supported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes
|numerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
|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
|yes full PostgreSQL SQL syntax
|APIs and other access methods
|proprietary protocol RESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
native C library
streaming API for large objects
|Supported programming languages
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures
|Lua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)
|user defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
|publish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGears
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes
|Sharding Automatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual sharding
|yes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes
|Multi-source replication with Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication Chained replication is supported
|Source-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
|Foreign keys Referential integrity
|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
|fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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