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System Properties Comparison MemSQL vs. MongoDB vs. Redis

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NameMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageOne of the most popular document storesIn-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 modelRelational DBMSDocument storeKey-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
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Score3.68
Rank#73  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score410.06
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score141.90
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitewww.memsql.comwww.mongodb.comredis.io
Technical documentationdocs.memsql.comdocs.mongodb.com/­manualredis.io/­documentation
DeveloperMemSQL Inc.MongoDB, IncSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Labs
Initial release201320092009
Current release6.8, August 20194.0.10, May 20195.0.5, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.Open Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)no
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Implementation languageC++C++C
Server operating systemsLinux info64 bit version requiredLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeyesschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialpartial 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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and foreign keysRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BIno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
proprietary protocol using JSONproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languagesBash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Actionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go infoinofficial driver
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
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 proceduresyesJavaScriptLua
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency only within each nodeEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scripts
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infooptionalyes 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 infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and rolesSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial version
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MemSQLMongoDBRedis
Specific characteristicsMemSQL is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical systems...
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MongoDB is the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries...
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Redis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance - Shattering the Trillion-Rows-Per-Second Barrier Fast data ingest -...
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By offering the best of traditional databases as well as the flexibility, scale,...
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Redis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Analytics Internet of Things Personalization and Recommendations Risk Management...
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Internet of Things (Bosch, Silver Spring Networks) Mobile (The Weather Channel, ADP,...
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Redis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
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Key customersComcast - Real-time Stream Processing Architecture DellEMC - Getting it Right Exactly...
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Barclays, BBVA, Bond, Bosch, Cisco, CERN, City...
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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide -- US and International Industry Solutions:...
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40 million downloads (growing at 30 thousand downloads per day). 6,600+ customers....
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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MongoDB database server: Free Software Foundation's GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses...
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The licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
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