DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the embedded DBMS for embedded systemsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > FoundationDB vs. Redis vs. ScyllaDB

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Redis vs. ScyllaDB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.In-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.Cassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceKey-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.21
Rank#155  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#76  Relational DBMS
Score162.17
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score2.14
Rank#112  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgredis.iowww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbredis.io/­documentationdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperFoundationDBSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsScyllaDB
Initial release201320092015
Current release6.2.28, November 20206.2.1 , March 2021Scylla Open Source 4.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availableOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
  • Redis Enterprise Cloud: Instantly scale and pay only for the resources you need - on any cloud - AWS, Azure or Google Cloud.
  • ScaleGrid for Redis: Fully managed hosting for Redis on AWS, Azure and DigitalOcean with high availability and SSH access on the #1 multi-cloud DBaaS.
Scylla Cloud: Create real-time applications that run at global scale with Scylla Cloud, the industry’s most powerful NoSQL DBaaS
Implementation languageC++CC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Linux
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingpartial 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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes infowith RediSearch moduleyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlynoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolProprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
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
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyLuayes, Lua
Triggersnono infopublish/subscribe channels provide limited trigger functionalityno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
selectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyEventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Eventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.yesyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlnoSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial versionAccess rights for users can be defined per object
More information provided by the system vendor
FoundationDBRedisScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsRedis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
» more
Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
» more
Competitive advantagesRedis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
» more
Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
» more
Typical application scenariosRedis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
» more
AdTech ( AdGear , AppMonet , Dstillery , FullContact , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS...
» more
Key customersVerizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
» more
Comcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsThe licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
» more
Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesRedisson PRO: The ultra-fast Redis Java Client.
» more

CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

Datadog: Monitor all Redis metrics: hit rates, clients, commands per second, and more.
» more

Redis Enterprise Cloud: Try with 400$ usage credit.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
FoundationDBRedisScyllaDB
DB-Engines blog posts

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2018
2 January 2019, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

MongoDB is the DBMS of the year, defending the title from last year
7 January 2015, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Conferences and events

Disney+ Hotstar: Scaling NoSQL for Millions of Video On-Demand Users
Webinar, 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT, 13 May 2021

Recent citations in the news

Mobile Power Generation Equipment Rentals Market Facts, Component, Investment Trend, Finanacial Planning 2021 (Fujitsu, Oracle, DataStax, Teradata) – The Courier
10 May 2021, The Courier

Global Mobile Power Generation Equipment Rentals Market Facts, Component, Investment Trend, Finanacial Planning (Fujitsu, Oracle, DataStax, Teradata) – FLA News
27 April 2021, FLA News

Key Value Database Market Proceeds To Witness Huge Upswing Over Assessment Period by 2030 – The Courier
11 May 2021, The Courier

FoundationDB, a very interesting NoSQL database owned by Apple, is now an open-source project
19 April 2018, GeekWire

Apple Acquires Durable Database Company FoundationDB
24 March 2015, TechCrunch

provided by Google News

Redis Labs unveils Redis Database 7.0
20 April 2021, ZDNet

Redis database gets strong consistency, AI inferencing and global speed – Blocks and Files
21 April 2021, Blocks and Files

Redis Labs previews future database and caching features
22 April 2021, TechTarget

Redis Offers Cloud Database Through AWS Marketplace, Supports Google Anthos GKE
26 April 2021, CRN

Redis Labs Launches Redis Database 7.0
21 April 2021, EnterpriseTalk

provided by Google News

ScyllaDB Announces SOC 2 Certification for NoSQL Database-as-a-Service
27 April 2021, StreetInsider.com

ScyllaDB Announces Scylla Enterprise 2020 NoSQL Database
19 August 2020, GlobeNewswire

ScyllaDB Unveils 'Monstrous' New Capabilities for Its NoSQL
12 January 2021, GlobeNewswire

ScyllaDB Announces Scylla Enterprise 2020
19 August 2020, Datanami

ScyllaDB Unveils One-Step Migration from Amazon DynamoDB to
2 September 2020, GlobeNewswire

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Application Database Administrator (MongoDB)
Qlik, North Andover, MA

N1-ENT-22-21 Apprentice Engineer
Business Transformation Institute, Columbia, MD

Senior SRE Database Engineer
Branch, Washington State

Application Database Administrator (MongoDB)
Qlik, Bedminster, PA

Mid Level PostgreSQL Database Administrator
XTIVIA, Inc., Remote

C++ Software Engineer
ScyllaDB, Illinois

Data Engineer (Life Sciences)
Health Catalyst, Remote

Field Engineer
ScyllaDB, Remote

Automation Software developer
ScyllaDB, Illinois

Devops Team Leader
ScyllaDB, Illinois

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database Machine Learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Present your product here