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System Properties Comparison Hazelcast vs. Memcached vs. Redis

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NameHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted Java in-memory data gridIn-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
Search Engines infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.98
Rank#42  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score29.62
Rank#24  Overall
#3  Key-value stores
Score146.83
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitehazelcast.comwww.memcached.orgredis.io
Technical documentationhazelcast.org/­documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiredis.io/­documentation
DeveloperHazelcastDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Labs
Initial release200820032009
Current release3.11, October 20181.5.11, October 20185.0.2, November 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
Implementation languageJavaCC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
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 dateyesnopartial 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.yes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyno
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocolproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
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 proceduresyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor ServicesnoLua
Triggersyes infoEventsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoReplicated Mapnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityMaster-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationStrong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoOptimistic 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights per client and object definableyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial version
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HazelcastMemcachedRedis
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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Market metricsRedis Labs serves over 60,000 customers globally and is consistently ranked as a...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
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