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System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Redis vs. STSdb

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBPopular 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.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceKey-value store
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
Score1.70
Rank#138  Overall
#68  Relational DBMS
Score3.47
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score179.02
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score0.01
Rank#345  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.datomic.comwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantredis.com
redis.io
github.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeDiscord
DeveloperCognitectIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Redis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release2012201020092011
Current release1.0.6362, January 20227.0.0, April 20224.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis EnterpriseOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJava, ClojureErlangCC#
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnopartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesyes 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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch moduleno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
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
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction FunctionsView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)no
TriggersBy using transaction functionsyespublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGearsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersShardingSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesthrough RedisGearsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual 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 integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoatomic operations within a document possibleAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic lockingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyes 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.yes inforecommended only for testing and developmentnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess 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
no
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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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