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System Properties Comparison Nebula Graph vs. Postgres-XL vs. Redis

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NameNebula Graph  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMSBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresPopular 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.
Primary database modelGraph DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store infowith RedisJSON
Graph DBMS infowith RedisGraph
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith RediSearch
Time Series DBMS infowith RedisTimeSeries
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.10
Rank#168  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
Score0.68
Rank#213  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
Score171.94
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitegithub.com/­vesoft-inc/­nebula
nebula-graph.io
www.postgres-xl.orgredis.com
redis.io
Technical documentationdocs.nebula-graph.iowww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
DeveloperVesoft Inc.Redis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Labs
Initial release20192014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2009
Current release10 R1, October 20186.2.5, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0Open Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++CC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
macOS
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeStrong typed schemayesschema-free
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 indexes
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.noyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyes infoNebula Graph internally uses the Key-Value store RocksDB for persistency. The vertices, edges, and their properties are stored as Key while their values are stored as Value. The primary indexes are per Key and secondary indexes are per Value.yesyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infodistributed, parallel query executionno
APIs and other access methodsBrowser interface
console (shell)
Proprietary native API
Query language nGQL
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languagesC++
Go
Java
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)
Triggersyespublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGears
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocolMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonothrough RedisGears
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCCAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing RocksDByesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access 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
More information provided by the system vendor
Nebula GraphPostgres-XLRedis
Specific characteristicsNebula Graph is a truly distributed, linearly scalable, lightning-fast graph database,...
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The Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...
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Competitive advantagesNebula Graph boasts the world's only graph database solution that is able to host...
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Redis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
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Typical application scenariosSocial networking Fraud detection Knowledge graph Data warehouse management Anti...
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Redis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
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Key customersCurrently we have some top internet companies in China implementing Nebula Graph...
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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsAt our very early stage, Nebula Graph has already received 3.5k stars and thousands...
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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 modelsNebula Graph is open source and free to use under Apache 2.0 license and Common Clause...
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Redis Enterprise Cloud lets users scale up and down instantly, and pay only for the...
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