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System Properties Comparison Oracle Berkeley DB vs. RavenDB vs. Redis

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NameOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used in-process key-value storeOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseIn-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.
Primary database modelKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Document storeKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
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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Score2.71
Rank#91  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Score3.86
Rank#71  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score142.91
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitewww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlravendb.netredis.io
Technical documentationdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmlravendb.net/­docsredis.io/­documentation
DeveloperOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleHibernating RhinosSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Labs
Initial release199420102009
Current release18.1 (Core), June 20184.2, May 20195.0.5, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infocommercial license availableOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availableOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)C#C
Server operating systemsAIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonopartial 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.yes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML editionno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableSQL-like query language (RQL)no
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languages.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
Python
Tcl
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
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 proceduresnoyesLua
Triggersyes infoonly for the SQL APIyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMulti-master replicationMaster-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyStrong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scripts
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess control on document level using the Authorization BundleSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial version
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Oracle Berkeley DBRavenDBRedis
Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Redis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Redis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Redis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
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Key customersToyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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The licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
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