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System Properties Comparison Cloudflare Workers KV vs. Memcached vs. Redis

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NameCloudflare Workers KV  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA global, low-latency, key-value store for applications on Cloudflare with exceptionally high read volumes and low-latency.In-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingIn-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 storeKey-value 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
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.11
Rank#307  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Score25.18
Rank#30  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score165.25
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitewww.cloudflare.com/­products/­workers-kvwww.memcached.orgredis.io
Technical documentationdevelopers.cloudflare.com/­workers/­runtime-apis/­kvgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiredis.io/­documentation
DeveloperCloudflareDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Labs
Initial release201820032009
Current release1.6.9, November 20206.2.3, May 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
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.nono
Secondary indexesnonoyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
Proprietary protocol
Proprietary protocolproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Dart
JavaScript
Kotlin
Python
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
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 proceduresnonoLua
Triggersnonono infopublish/subscribe channels provide limited trigger functionality
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scripts
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial version
More information provided by the system vendor
Cloudflare Workers KVMemcachedRedis
Specific characteristicsRedis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
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Competitive advantagesRedis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
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Typical application scenariosRedis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
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Key customersVerizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
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