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DBMS > Citus vs. Redis vs. Rockset vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Citus vs. Redis vs. Rockset vs. STSdb

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLPopular 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.A scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store infowith RedisJSON
Graph DBMS infowith RedisGraph
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith RediSearch
Time Series DBMS infowith RedisTimeSeries
Relational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.48
Rank#141  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Score171.94
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score0.56
Rank#229  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score0.16
Rank#298  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
Websitewww.citusdata.comredis.com
redis.io
rockset.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
docs.rockset.com
DeveloperRedis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsRocksetSTS Soft SC
Initial release2010200920192011
Current release8.1, December 20186.2.5, July 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis EnterprisecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCCC++C#
Server operating systemsLinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
hostedWindows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesdynamic typingyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalitynono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesyes infowith RediSearch moduleall fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsnoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolHTTP REST.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
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
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.Lua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)nono
Triggersyespublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGearsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual shardingAutomatic shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
yesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnothrough RedisGearsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic lockingnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logsyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess 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
Access rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleno
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Specific characteristicsThe Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...
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Competitive advantagesRedis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
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Typical application scenariosRedis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
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Key customersVerizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsMost launched Docker container per day according to Docker Hub (7.2M launches per...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRedis Enterprise Cloud lets users scale up and down instantly, and pay only for the...
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