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System Properties Comparison eXtremeDB vs. Firebird vs. Redis vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameeXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseIn-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.RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceRelational DBMS
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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Score0.39
Rank#220  Overall
#104  Relational DBMS
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score22.09
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score145.24
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score5.43
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.mcobject.com/­extremedbfamilywww.firebirdsql.orgredis.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­eXtremeDB.htmwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsredis.io/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperMcObjectFirebird FoundationSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release20012000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20091992
Current release8.0, May 20183.0.4, October 20185.0.6, September 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C and C++C
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
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.no infosupport of XML interfaces availablenoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch moduleyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLyesnoyes
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
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
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesPSQLLuayes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyes infoby defining eventsyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning / shardingnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Master-slave replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
none infoavailable via 3rd party productsMaster-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Master-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
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 datayes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes 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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptSimple 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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eXtremeDBFirebirdRedisSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Redis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Redis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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Redis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 28 million devices/applications using the product...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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