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System Properties Comparison Redis vs. SingleStore vs. SQLite

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NameRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionPopular 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.MySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infowith RedisJSON
Graph DBMS infowith RedisGraph
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith RediSearch
Time Series DBMS infowith RedisTimeSeries
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score171.94
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score5.53
Rank#67  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score128.65
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websiteredis.com
redis.io
www.singlestore.comwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
docs.singlestore.comwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperRedis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsSingleStore Inc.Dwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release200920132000
Current release6.2.5, July 20217.3, December 20203.36.0  (18 June 2021), June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis Enterprisecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoPublic Domain
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 info64 bit version requiredserver-less
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infodynamic column types
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 indexesyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes infowith RediSearch moduleyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, but no triggers and foreign keysyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
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
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)yesno
Triggerspublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGearsnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual shardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
Source-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsthrough RedisGearsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
Immediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic lockingACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes infovia file-system locks
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess 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
fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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RedisSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLSQLite
Specific characteristicsThe Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...
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SingleStore is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical...
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Competitive advantagesRedis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
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Performance - Shattering the Trillion-Rows-Per-Second Barrier Fast data ingest -...
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Typical application scenariosRedis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
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Real-Time Analytics Internet of Things Personalization and Recommendations Risk Management...
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Key customersVerizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsMost launched Docker container per day according to Docker Hub (7.2M launches per...
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Customers in various industries worldwide -- US and International Industry Solutions:...
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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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