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NameOracle  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used RDBMSIn-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.In-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
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
Graph DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
RDF store infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Document 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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Score1346.66
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Score141.90
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score2.01
Rank#105  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.oracle.com/­databaseredis.iowww.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-in-memory-database/­index.html
Technical documentationdocs.oracle.com/­en/­databaseredis.io/­documentationwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­timesten/­documentation/­index.html
DeveloperOracleSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release198020091998
Current release19c, February 20195.0.5, May 201911 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyes infoSchemaless in JSON and XML columnsschema-freeyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyes infowith RediSearch moduleyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
JDBC
ODBC
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Clojure
Cobol
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Fortran
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Objective C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Visual Basic
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++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPL/SQL infoalso stored procedures in Java possibleLuaPL/SQL
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infowith the optional Oracle PartitioningShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Master-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be realized in PL/SQLnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyStrong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoisolation level can be parameterizedOptimistic 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 persistentyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logsyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoVersion 12c introduced the new option 'Oracle Database In-Memory'yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardSimple 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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OracleRedisTimesTen
Specific characteristicsOracle Database (commonly referred to as Oracle RDBMS or simply as Oracle) is a multi-model...
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Redis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesRedis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosRedis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersVerizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsTimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOracle Database Cloud Services Customers can choose from a wide range of database...
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The licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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