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System Properties Comparison Dragonfly vs. Ehcache vs. Redis

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NameDragonfly  Xexclude from comparisonEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA drop-in Redis replacement that scales vertically to support millions of operations per second and terabyte sized workloads, all on a single instanceA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsPopular 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.
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 RedisJSON
Graph DBMS infowith RedisGraph
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith RediSearch
Time Series DBMS infowith RedisTimeSeries
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.49
Rank#261  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
Score4.64
Rank#68  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score155.94
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitegithub.com/­dragonflydb/­dragonfly
www.dragonflydb.io
www.ehcache.orgredis.com
redis.io
Technical documentationwww.dragonflydb.io/­docswww.ehcache.org/­documentationdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­docs
DeveloperDragonflyDB team and community contributorsTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGRedis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Inc.
Initial release202320092009
Current release1.0, March 20233.10.0, March 20227.2.5, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSL 1.1Open Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VMBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemescheme-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datestrings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets, bit arraysyespartial 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.nonono
Secondary indexesnonoyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonowith RediSQL module
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolJCacheproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Clojure
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
Tcl
JavaC
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 proceduresLuanoLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)
Triggerspublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionalityyes infoCache Event Listenerspublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGears
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Terracotta ServerSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes infoby using Terracotta ServerMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonothrough RedisGears
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Eventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of command blocks and scriptsyes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourceAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, strict serializability by the serveryesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyes 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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlPassword-based authenticationnoAccess Control Lists (ACLs): redis.io/­docs/­management/­security/­acl
LDAP and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for Redis Enterprise
Mutual TLS authentication: redis.io/­docs/­management/­security/­encryption
Password-based authentication

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