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DBMS > IBM Cloudant vs. Netezza vs. Redis vs. Rockset vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. Netezza vs. Redis vs. Rockset vs. Snowflake

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBData warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystemsPopular 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 scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infowith RedisJSON
Graph DBMS infowith RedisGraph
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith RediSearch
Time Series DBMS infowith RedisTimeSeries
Relational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.76
Rank#87  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score19.27
Rank#37  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score177.98
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score0.56
Rank#231  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score76.82
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.ibm.com/­products/­netezzaredis.com
redis.io
rockset.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
docs.rockset.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitterYouTubeDiscord
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014IBMRedis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Inc.RocksetSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20102000200920192014
Current release6.2.6, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis Enterprisecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyesyes
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Implementation languageErlangCC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux infoincluded in applianceBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
hostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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 indexesdynamic typingyes
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.nonono infoingestion from XML files supportedyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch moduleall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolHTTP RESTCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
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
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyesLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)nouser defined functions
Triggersyesnopublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGearsnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual shardingAutomatic shardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
yesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesthrough RedisGearsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononoyes
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 lockingnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logsyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess 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
Access rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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IBM CloudantNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBMRedisRocksetSnowflake
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Competitive advantagesRedis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
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Typical application scenariosRedis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
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Key customersVerizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsMost launched Docker container per day according to Docker Hub (7.2M launches per...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRedis Enterprise Cloud lets users scale up and down instantly, and pay only for the...
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