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System Properties Comparison H2 vs. H2GIS vs. Kinetica vs. Redis vs. TinkerGraph

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NameH2  Xexclude from comparisonH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonTinkerGraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Spatial extension of H2Fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsPopular 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.A lightweight, in-memory graph engine that serves as a reference implementation of the TinkerPop3 API
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store infowith RedisJSON
Graph DBMS infowith RedisGraph
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith RediSearch
Time Series DBMS infowith RedisTimeSeries
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Score9.99
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#324  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score0.74
Rank#202  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Score177.98
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score0.12
Rank#306  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.h2database.comwww.h2gis.orgwww.kinetica.comredis.com
redis.io
tinkerpop.apache.org/­docs/­current/­reference/­#tinkergraph-gremlin
Technical documentationwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homewww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitterYouTubeDiscord
DeveloperThomas MuellerCNRSKineticaRedis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Inc.
Initial release20052013201220092009
Current release2.1.210, January 20227.1, August 20216.2.6, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoLGPL 3.0commercialOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis EnterpriseOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC, C++CJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyespartial 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.nonononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch moduleno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolTinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesJavaJavaC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
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
Groovy
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsyes infobased on H2user defined functionsLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)no
Triggersyesyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangepublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGearsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneShardingSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseyes infobased on H2Source-replica replicationMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononothrough RedisGearsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesnoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic lockingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes infoData access is serialized by the serverno
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logsoptional
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infobased on H2Access rights for users and roles on table levelAccess 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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H2H2GISKineticaRedisTinkerGraph
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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The Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Redis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Redis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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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 modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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Redis Enterprise Cloud lets users scale up and down instantly, and pay only for the...
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