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System Properties Comparison Lovefield vs. Redis vs. Snowflake

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NameLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable 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.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational 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
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Score0.34
Rank#254  Overall
#116  Relational DBMS
Score151.86
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score2.67
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldredis.iowww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdredis.io/­documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperGoogleSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201420092014
Current release2.1.12, February 20176.0.8, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC
Server operating systemsserver-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.
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial 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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternnoyes
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
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
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoLuauser defined functions
TriggersUsing read-only observersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes, 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.yes infousing MemoryDByesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial versionUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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