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System Properties Comparison Redis vs. RethinkDB vs. STSdb

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NameRedis  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-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.DBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceDocument storeKey-value store
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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Score150.05
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score3.91
Rank#80  Overall
#14  Document stores
Score0.07
Rank#301  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websiteredis.iorethinkdb.comstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationredis.io/­documentationrethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017STS Soft SC
Initial release200920092011
Current release6.0.5, June 20202.4.0, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC++C#
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datepartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infowith RediSearch moduleyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC
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 infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuano
TriggersnoClient-side triggers through changefeedsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding inforange basednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Master-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsAtomic single-document operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes infoMVCC basedyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes 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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial versionyes infousers and table-level permissionsno

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