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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. MarkLogic vs. Redis

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricOperational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL databaseIn-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 modelSearch engineDocument store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
Key-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument 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
Trend Chart
Score148.40
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score12.82
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Score145.24
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchwww.marklogic.comredis.io
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.marklogic.comredis.io/­documentation
DeveloperElasticMarkLogic Corp.Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Labs
Initial release201020012009
Current release7.3.0, August 20199.0, 20175.0.6, September 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++C
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free infoSchema can be enforcedschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyespartial 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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infoSQL92no
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Java API
Node.js Client API
ODBC
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
WebDAV
XDBC
XQuery
XSLT
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
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 proceduresyesyes infovia XQuery or JavaScriptLua
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesMaster-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectoryes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transactionOptimistic 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 persistentyesyesyes 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.Memcached and Redis integrationyes, with Range Indexesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levelsSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial version
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ElasticsearchMarkLogicRedis
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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The MarkLogic Multi-Model Database provides the simplest way to integrate data from...
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Redis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
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Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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The main benefit of MarkLogic is simplicity. By making things simpler, MarkLogic...
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Redis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
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Typical application scenarios
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MarkLogic’s main use case is the Operational Data Hub . A Data Hub is useful for...
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Redis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
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Key customers
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MarkLogic has proven results managing mission-critical data with over 1,000 global...
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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsMore than 250 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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MarkLogic is well known within the Fortune 1000, with a strong presence in financial...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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MarkLogic provides a variety of licenses and cloud services: MarkLogic Data Hub Service...
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The licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
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ScaleGrid: Fully managed Redis-as-a-Service in the cloud.
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