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NameMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. MariaDB ColumnStore provides a column-oriented storage engine and MariaDB Xpand supports distributed SQL.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.Distributed, fault tolerant key-value storeCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
Spatial DBMS
Document store infowith RedisJSON
Graph DBMS infowith RedisGraph
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith RediSearch
Time Series DBMS infowith RedisTimeSeries
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score99.35
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score177.56
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score5.24
Rank#79  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Score5.33
Rank#77  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Websitemariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
redis.com
redis.io
riak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­librarydocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
docs.scylladb.com
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeDiscord
DeveloperMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Redis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Inc.Basho TechnologiesScyllaDB
Initial release2009 infoFork of MySQL, which was first released in 1995200920092015
Current release10.9.4, November 20227.0.8, January 20232.1.0, April 2015ScyllaDB Open Source 5.0, July 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availableOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis EnterpriseOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++CErlangC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Linux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeyes infoDynamic columns are supportedschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
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 indexesnoyes
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.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesyes infowith RediSearch modulerestrictedyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsnonoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
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 infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3Lua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)JavaScript and Erlangyes, Lua
Triggersyespublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGearsyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesseveral options for horizontal partitioning and ShardingSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual shardingSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
selectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnothrough RedisGearsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenono infolinks between data sets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic lockingnono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyes 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.yes infowith MEMORY storage engineyesyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlfine 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
noAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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Specific characteristicsMariaDB is the most powerful open source relational database – modern SQL and JSON...
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The Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...
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ScyllaDB is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesMariaDB has many features unavailable in other open source relational databases....
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Redis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosWeb, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Redis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
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AdTech ( AdGear , FullContact , Numberly , SAS , SteelHouse , Xandr) Customer Data...
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Key customersDeutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens Featured...
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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Comcast, Samsung, Medium, Disney+ Hotstar, Discord, Zillow, Grab, OlaCabs, Numberly,...
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Market metricsMariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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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 modelsRedis Enterprise Cloud lets users scale up and down instantly, and pay only for the...
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ScyllaDB Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) ScyllaDB Enterprise - subscription-based...
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