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System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. Kingbase vs. Redis vs. STSdb

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonKingbase  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle and widely used in China.Popular 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.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial 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
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Score3.47
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score0.37
Rank#260  Overall
#121  Relational DBMS
Score179.02
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score0.01
Rank#345  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.kingbase.com.cnredis.com
redis.io
github.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantbbs.kingbase.com.cn/­chess_wenku-index.htmldocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeDiscord
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014BeiJing KINGBASE Information technologies inc.Redis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release2010199920092011
Current releaseV8.0, August 20217.0.0, April 20224.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis EnterpriseOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageErlangC and JavaCC#
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch moduleno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoStandard with numerous extensionsnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
gokb
JDBC
kdbndp
ODBC
PDI
PDO
Pro*C
psycopg2
QT
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
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
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptuser defined functionsLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)no
Triggersyesyespublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGearsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash) and vertical partitioningSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnothrough RedisGearsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic lockingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess 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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Specific characteristicsAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle. It has the following...
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Competitive advantagesComplete database management platform with Integrated Development Environment Tool,...
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Redis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional and mixed workloads that need to integrate with...
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Redis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
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Key customersThe main customers are: China National Petroleum Corporation China Petrochemical...
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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsAt present, the main market is in China, but expansion to the international market...
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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 modelsBusiness license. Various sales modes: for example, sales by set, sales by CPU quantity,...
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