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System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. MongoDB vs. Redis vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. TimescaleDB

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureIn-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 environmentsA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSearch engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.Document store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.63
Rank#52  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score426.97
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score148.75
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score5.79
Rank#56  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score1.92
Rank#114  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.mongodb.comredis.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedocs.mongodb.com/­manualredis.io/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.timescale.com
DeveloperEmbarcaderoMongoDB, IncSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsSAP infoformerly SybaseTimescale
Initial release19842009200919922017
Current releaseInterBase 2017, March 20174.2.2, December 20195.0.7, November 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.Open Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)nonono
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Implementation languageCC++CC
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.schema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialpartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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 possiblenoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch moduleyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BInoyesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
proprietary protocol using JSONproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Actionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
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
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageJavaScriptLuayes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perluser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlynoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keysShardingnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change ViewsMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Master-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possiblenoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infooptionalyes 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.yesyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and rolesSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial versionfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InterbaseMongoDBRedisSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsMongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose data platform, designed to unleash...
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TimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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Competitive advantagesThe MongoDB Data Platform can be used by developers building OLTP and analytical...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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IoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Altair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metrics70 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day). 15,000+...
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1.8 million+ downloads, 7,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsMongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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Apache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); Product matrix here ; information on pricing...
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