DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Memcached vs. MySQL vs. Redis

System Properties Comparison Memcached vs. MySQL vs. Redis

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingWidely used open source RDBMSPopular 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 storeRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document 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
Score25.34
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score1206.05
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score177.98
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitewww.memcached.orgwww.mysql.comredis.com
redis.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikidev.mysql.com/­docdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitterYouTubeDiscord
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunRedis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Inc.
Initial release200319952009
Current release1.6.9, November 20208.0.27, October 20216.2.6, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
ScaleGrid for MySQL: Fully managed MySQL hosting on AWS, Azure and DigitalOcean with high availability and SSH access on the #1 multi-cloud DBaaS.
  • ScaleGrid for Redis: Fully managed hosting for Redis on AWS, Azure and DigitalOcean with high availability and SSH access on the #1 multi-cloud DBaaS.
  • Redis Enterprise Cloud: Instantly scale and pay only for the resources you need - on any cloud - AWS, Azure or Google Cloud.
Implementation languageCC and C++C
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyespartial 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.yesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
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 proceduresnoyes infoproprietary syntaxLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)
Triggersnoyespublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGears
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonothrough RedisGears
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentnoyesyes 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 controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesAccess 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
More information provided by the system vendor
MemcachedMySQLRedis
Specific characteristicsThe Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...
» more
Competitive advantagesRedis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
» more
Typical application scenariosRedis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
» more
Key customersVerizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
» more
Market metricsMost launched Docker container per day according to Docker Hub (7.2M launches per...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsRedis Enterprise Cloud lets users scale up and down instantly, and pay only for the...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesNavicat for MySQL is the ideal solution for MySQL/MariaDB administration and development.
» more

SQLFlow: Provides a visual representation of the overall flow of data. Automated SQL data lineage analysis across Databases, ETL, Business Intelligence, Cloud and Hadoop environments by parsing SQL Script and stored procedure.
» more

CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

Fivetran: Quickly and easily centralize your on-premise and cloud databases.
» more
Redisson PRO: The ultra-fast Redis Java Client.
» more

Read the Redis NoSQL benchmark report.
» more

CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
MemcachedMySQLRedis
DB-Engines blog posts

Redis extends the lead in the DB-Engines key-value store ranking
3 February 2014, Matthias Gelbmann

New DB-Engines Ranking shows the popularity of database management systems
3 October 2012, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

show all

MySQL is the DBMS of the Year 2019
3 January 2020, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

MariaDB strengthens its position in the open source RDBMS market
5 April 2018, Matthias Gelbmann

The struggle for the hegemony in Oracle's database empire
2 May 2017, Paul Andlinger

show all

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2018
2 January 2019, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

MongoDB is the DBMS of the year, defending the title from last year
7 January 2015, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

Linux to Adopt New Multi-Generation LRU Page Reclaim Policy
16 January 2022, InfoQ.com

Google Releases Memorystore for Memcached into General Availability
9 March 2021, InfoQ.com

A2 Hosting Launches Next-Generation Managed WordPress Hosting | State | iosconews.com
17 January 2022, Iosco County News Herald

How does Memcached distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack work?
25 August 2021, akamai.com

MGLRU Is A Very Enticing Enhancement For Linux In 2022
9 January 2022, Phoronix

provided by Google News

PostgreSQL vs MySQL | Compare Database Management Systems
20 December 2021, Server Watch

Connect to an MySQL Database via Python | by Christianlauer | CodeX | Jan, 2022
13 January 2022, Medium

How to Connect MySQL to Google Sheets
29 December 2021, BollyInside

MultiPay Group Chooses Percona for Database Management
12 January 2022, Business Wire

The 10 Most Common MySQL Queries
23 September 2010, Database Journal

provided by Google News

Redis Labs heading to Nasdaq at $4-5 billion valuation | Ctech
21 December 2021, CTech

Redis Welcomes Proven Leaders to Board of Directors with Alexy and Dor Appointments
12 January 2022, Business Wire

Redis Pub/Sub vs. Apache Kafka – The New Stack
10 January 2022, thenewstack.io

Bank Replaces Hundreds of Spark Streaming Nodes with Kinetica
6 January 2022, Datanami

Data 2022 outlook, part one: Will data clouds get easier? Will streaming get off its own island?
3 January 2022, ZDNet

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Software Engineer, Backend
Notion, San Francisco, CA

Senior Software Engineer - Cache
Roblox, San Mateo, CA

AWS Solution Architect
Capgemini, San Francisco, CA

Senior Software Engineer
Yello, Chicago, IL

Junior Developer
Paradyme Management, Washington, DC

PowerApps Developer
ECS Federal LLC, Remote

Provider Enrollment Specialist *Remote Opportunity*
Northern Light Health, Bangor, ME

MySQL Database Administrator
Oracle, United States

PHP/MySQL Developer
VS Media, Westlake Village, CA

Accelerator Operator
Jefferson Lab, Newport News, VA

Database Developer
Farm Credit Services of America, Omaha, NE

Database Administrator
Intel, Santa Clara, CA

Senior Software Developer (C# remote)
Match, Houston, TX

Sr. API Developer (C# remote)
Match, Houston, TX

Backend Developer
Scorp, San Francisco, CA

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

Present your product here