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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. InfluxDB vs. Redis

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.DBMS for storing time series, events and metricsPopular 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.
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store infowith RedisJSON
Graph DBMS infowith RedisGraph
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith RediSearch
Time Series DBMS infowith RedisTimeSeries
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Score16.64
Rank#40  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score30.09
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score177.98
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewredis.com
redis.io
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stabledocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitterYouTubeDiscord
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerRedis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Inc.
Initial release200520132009
Current release3.2.0, October 20212.0.8, August 20216.2.6, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageErlangGoC
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoNumeric data and Stringspartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsnoyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP API
JSON over UDP
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptnoLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)
Triggersyesnopublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGears
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0Sharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnothrough RedisGears
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possiblenoAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasesimple rights management via user accountsAccess 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
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CouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"InfluxDBRedis
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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The Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Redis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Redis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Most launched Docker container per day according to Docker Hub (7.2M launches per...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Redis Enterprise Cloud lets users scale up and down instantly, and pay only for the...
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