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DBMS > EXASOL vs. GridGain vs. Redis vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. GridGain vs. Redis vs. SAP IQ

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.GridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteIn-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.40
Rank#88  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score2.27
Rank#113  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
#55  Relational DBMS
Score152.87
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score5.27
Rank#70  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.gridgain.comredis.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestredis.io/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperExasolGridGain Systems, Inc.Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsSAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release2000200720091994
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.16.0.6, July 202016.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesyes
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch moduleyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLnoyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
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
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)Luayes
Triggersyesyes (cache interceptors and events)noyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)Multi-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
SAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)noHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.yesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial versionfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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