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System Properties Comparison Hazelcast vs. Redis vs. Sphinx

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NameHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted in-memory data gridIn-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.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Document 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
Score7.71
Rank#45  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score142.91
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score7.39
Rank#47  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitehazelcast.comredis.iosphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationhazelcast.org/­documentationredis.io/­documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperHazelcastSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release200820092001
Current release3.12.2, August 20195.0.5, May 20193.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaCC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesno
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 indexesyesyes infowith RediSearch moduleyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolProprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.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
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor ServicesLuano
Triggersyes infoEventsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoReplicated MapMaster-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmStrong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logsyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial versionno
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HazelcastRedisSphinx
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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