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System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Lovefield vs. Redis vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptIn-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.RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.53
Rank#52  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score0.21
Rank#253  Overall
#117  Relational DBMS
Score145.24
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score5.43
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldredis.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdredis.io/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperEmbarcaderoGoogleSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release1984201420091992
Current releaseInterBase 2017, March 20172.1.12, February 20175.0.6, September 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJavaScriptC
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyespartial 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.no infoexport as XML data possiblenonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch moduleyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternnoyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolHTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
JavaScriptC
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
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languagenoLuayes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersyesUsing read-only observersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change ViewsnoneMaster-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Master-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyStrong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes 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 infousing MemoryDByesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial versionfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InterbaseLovefieldRedisSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsRedis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
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Competitive advantagesRedis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
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Typical application scenariosRedis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
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Key customersVerizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
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