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System Properties Comparison EventStoreDB vs. GridDB vs. Redis

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NameEventStoreDB  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIndustrial-strength, open-source database solution built from the ground up for event sourcing.Scalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataPopular 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 modelEvent 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 modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document 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
Score0.87
Rank#189  Overall
#1  Event Stores
Score1.34
Rank#147  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score171.94
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitewww.eventstore.comgriddb.netredis.com
redis.io
Technical documentationdevelopers.eventstore.comdocs.griddb.netdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
DeveloperEvent Store LimitedToshiba CorporationRedis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Labs
Initial release201220132009
Current release21.2, February 20214.6, February 20216.2.5, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Event Store Cloud allows you to deploy a managed EventStoreDB cluster in AWS, GCP and Azure (coming soon).
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
LinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestamppartial 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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)no
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)
Triggersyespublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGears
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsthrough RedisGears
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersEventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess 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
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EventStoreDBGridDBRedis
Specific characteristicsGuaranteed writes Great performance that scales Immutable data store High availability...
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GridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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The Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...
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Competitive advantagesEventStoreDB's core database server is used in production systems worldwide. The...
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1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Redis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
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Typical application scenariosEvent-sourced systems Event-driven architecture
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Factory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Redis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
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Key customersEventStoreDB is used by companies across a whole range of industries. Here are just...
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Denso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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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 modelsAvailable as open-source software and licensed under the 3-clause BSD license ( https://github.com/EventStore/EventStore/blob/master/LICENSE.md...
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Open Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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Redis Enterprise Cloud lets users scale up and down instantly, and pay only for the...
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