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System Properties Comparison H2 vs. Redis vs. SQLite
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|Full-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.
|Popular in-memory data platform used as a cache, message broker, and database that can be deployed on-premises, across clouds, and hybrid environments Redis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.
|Widely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
|Primary database model
|Key-value store Multiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
|Secondary database models
|Document store with RedisJSON
Graph DBMS with RedisGraph
Search engine with RediSearch
Time Series DBMS with RedisTimeSeries
|Redis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo Development sponsored by Redis Inc.
|Dwayne Richard Hipp
|2.2.220, July 2023
|7.2.4, January 2024
|3.45.0 (15 January 2024), January 2024
|License Commercial or Open Source
|Open Source dual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)
|Open Source source-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis Enterprise
|Open Source Public Domain
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service
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|Server operating systems
|All OS with a Java VM
Windows ported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
|yes dynamic column types
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date
|partial Supported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes
|yes not rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.
|yes with RediSearch module
|SQL Support of SQL
|with RediSQL module
|yes SQL-92 is not fully supported
|APIs and other access methods
|proprietary protocol RESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
|ADO.NET inofficial driver
JDBC inofficial driver
ODBC inofficial driver
|Supported programming languages
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures
|Java Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functions
|Lua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)
|publish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGears
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes
|Sharding Automatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual sharding
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes
|With clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a database
|Multi-source replication with Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication Chained replication is supported
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
|Foreign keys Referential integrity
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data
|Atomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic locking
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data
|yes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
|yes Data access is serialized by the server
|yes via file-system locks
|Durability Support for making data persistent
|yes Configurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.
|User concepts Access control
|fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
|Access Control Lists (ACLs): redis.io/docs/management/security/acl
LDAP and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for Redis Enterprise
Mutual TLS authentication: redis.io/docs/management/security/encryption
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In-memory database Redis wants to dabble in disk
AWS announces vector search for Amazon MemoryDB for Redis (Preview)
HeadCrab 2.0 Goes Fileless, Targeting Redis Servers for Crypto Mining
Redis adds support for vector database search in its first unified platform update
provided by Google News
Stanchion Turns SQLite Into A Column Store
SQLite Lands JSONB For Much Faster JSON Functions
A Closer Look at the Top 3 Embedded Databases: SQLite, RocksDB, and DuckDB
Steampipe unbundled: From cloud APIs to your database
SQLite's new support for binary JSON is similar but different from a PostgreSQL feature • DEVCLASS
provided by Google News
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