DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > MySQL vs. Redis vs. RRDtool

System Properties Comparison MySQL vs. Redis vs. RRDtool

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMSIn-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.Industry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
Primary database modelRelational 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 persistenceTime Series DBMS
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
Trend Chart
Score1283.06
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score142.91
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score2.72
Rank#90  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.mysql.comredis.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­docredis.io/­documentationoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsTobias Oetiker
Initial release199520091999
Current release8.0.18, October 20195.0.5, May 20191.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
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.
  • Azure Database for MySQL: A fully managed, scalable MySQL relational database with high availability and security built in at no extra cost
  • Google Cloud SQL: A fully-managed database service for the Google Cloud Platform
Implementation languageC and C++CC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-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 indexesNumeric data only
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.yesnono infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesyes infowith RediSearch moduleno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsnono
APIs and other access methodsProprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocolin-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesAda
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
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntaxLuano
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyStrong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Eventual Consistency
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logsyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial versionno
More information provided by the system vendor
MySQLRedisRRDtool
Specific characteristicsRedis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
» more
Competitive advantagesRedis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
» more
Typical application scenariosRedis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
» more
Key customersVerizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsThe licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
» 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 partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

Dremio is like magic for MySQL accelerating your analytical queries up to 1,000x.
» more

Azure Database for MySQL provides fully managed, enterprise-ready community MySQL database as a service
» more

SQLPro for MySQL: A simple but powerful MySQL database client available on iPhone and iPad as well as macOS.
» more

General SQL Parser: Instantly adding parsing, decoding, analysis and rewrite SQL processing capability to your products.
» more

ScaleGrid: Fully managed MySQL-as-a-Service.
» more

Navicat for MySQL is the ideal solution for MySQL/MariaDB administration and development.
» more
ScaleGrid: Fully managed Redis-as-a-Service in the cloud.
» more

Redis Labs is the open source home and the provider of enterprise-class Redis.
» 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
MySQLRedisRRDtool
DB-Engines blog posts

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

Microsoft SQL Server is the DBMS of the Year
4 January 2017, Matthias Gelbmann, 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

Time Series DBMS are the database category with the fastest increase in popularity
4 July 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

Time Series DBMS as a new trend?
1 June 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Learn MySQL and Start Working With Data Like a Pro
16 October 2019, Entrepreneur

MongoDB vs. MySQL: How to choose
14 October 2019, InfoWorld

Learn MySQL via this super cheap online course
16 October 2019, Mashable

Raytracing with MySQL
10 October 2019, Boing Boing

Get an additional 20% off this MySQL bootcamp with code 20LEARN20
18 October 2019, MobileSyrup

provided by Google News

Redis Cloud Gets Easier with Fully Managed Hosting on Azure at ScaleGrid
2 October 2019, PRNewswire

How key value databases shorten the lifespan of SSDs
16 October 2019, Blocks and Files

Database Automation Market to Set Phenomenal Growth By 2026 | IDERA (US), SAP, Chef, Redis Labs, MemSQL, Clustrix and others
15 October 2019, The Ukiah Post

Hazelcast Enhances Open Source Ecosystems with In-Memory Speed, Business World#232066
19 October 2019, New Kerala

Postgres Handles More Than You Think
27 September 2019, InfoQ.com

provided by Google News

Bare-Bones Monitoring with Monit and RRDtool
21 March 2019, Linux Journal

How to install and use RRDTool to speed up MRTG monitoring
24 June 2009, SearchDataCenter.com

How to install Cacti SNMP Monitor on Ubuntu
24 November 2017, TechRepublic

The Monitoring Issue
1 November 2018, Linux Journal

Raspberry Pi RRDTool And Hoghcharts Lets You Chart The Weather
11 September 2015, Geeky Gadgets

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Database Administrator
Paylocity, Remote

Database Administrator
LT Consulting LLC, Reston, VA

Database Administrator
QVine Corporation, College Park, MD

Database Administrator
VPay, Plano, TX

Database Administrator
Frontend Arts, Sunnyvale, CA

Senior Developer - Information Technology
United Airlines Inc., Chicago, IL

SQL Server Data Analyst/DBA
Script Care LTD, Austin, TX

Database Reliability Engineer
Qualys, Raleigh, NC

Senior Database Engineer
National Research Center for College & University Admissions, United States

Senior MySQL Database Engineer
Priceline.com, Norwalk, CT

Application Support Engineer
Chesapeake Systems, Baltimore, MD

Technical Support Engineer/Unix Admin
DigiLink, Marina del Rey, CA

Systems Engineer
Domeyard LP, Boston, MA

Senior Software Engineer
Coretechs Inc., La Mirada, CA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Redis logo

Hosted, serverless DBaaS
in 3 steps.

30MB Free!
Start now.

RavenDB logo

Setup a fully managed RavenDB Cloud Database in minutes. Enjoy hosting, management, backups all in one place.
Grab a Free Instance

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Present your product here