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System Properties Comparison Redis vs. Snowflake vs. SwayDB

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NameRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  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.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceRelational DBMSKey-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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Score151.86
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score2.67
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#317  Overall
#55  Key-value stores
Websiteredis.iowww.snowflake.comswaydb.io
Technical documentationredis.io/­documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsSnowflake Computing Inc.Simer Plaha
Initial release200920142018
Current release6.0.8, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageCScala
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
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 indexesyesno
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyes infowith RediSearch moduleno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
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
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuauser defined functionsno
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
yesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsACIDAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoData access is serialized by the serveryesyes
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial versionUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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