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System Properties Comparison GridGain vs. Hazelcast vs. Redis

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NameGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteA widely adopted in-memory data gridPopular 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 store
Relational DBMS
Key-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 infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Document store infowith RedisJSON
Graph DBMS infowith RedisGraph
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith RediSearch
Time Series DBMS infowith RedisTimeSeries
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.08
Rank#125  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
#61  Relational DBMS
Score10.70
Rank#47  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score176.39
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitewww.gridgain.comhazelcast.comredis.com
redis.io
Technical documentationwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latesthazelcast.org/­imdg/­docsdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeDiscord
DeveloperGridGain Systems, Inc.HazelcastRedis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Inc.
Initial release200720082009
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.15.1, March 20227.0.3, July 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen 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 languageJava, C++, .NetJavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VMBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-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.yesyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
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 proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yes infoEvent Listeners, Executor ServicesLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)yes infoEventspublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGears
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)yes infoReplicated MapMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)yesthrough RedisGears
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmEventual 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 dataACIDone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic locking
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsRole-based access 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
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Specific characteristicsThe Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...
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Competitive advantagesRedis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
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Typical application scenariosRedis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
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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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Licensing and pricing modelsRedis Enterprise Cloud lets users scale up and down instantly, and pay only for the...
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