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System Properties Comparison Redis vs. Riak KV vs. RocksDB

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NameRedis  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionPopular 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.Distributed, fault tolerant key-value storeEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store infowith RedisJSON
Graph DBMS infowith RedisGraph
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith RediSearch
Time Series DBMS infowith RedisTimeSeries
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score156.77
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score3.95
Rank#73  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score2.89
Rank#97  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
Websiteredis.com
redis.io
rocksdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­docs
www.tiot.jp/­riak-docs/­riak/­kv/­latestgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperRedis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Inc.OpenSource, formerly Basho TechnologiesFacebook, Inc.
Initial release200920092013
Current release7.2.5, May 20243.2.0, December 20229.4.0, June 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis EnterpriseOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCErlangC++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Linux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datepartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesnono
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes infowith RediSearch modulerestrictedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLwith RediSQL modulenono
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC
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
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)Erlangno
Triggerspublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGearsyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual shardingSharding infono "single point of failure"horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
selectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsthrough RedisGearsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infolinks between data sets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic lockingnoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoData access is serialized by the serveryesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logsyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACLs): redis.io/­docs/­management/­security/­acl
LDAP and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for Redis Enterprise
Mutual TLS authentication: redis.io/­docs/­management/­security/­encryption
Password-based authentication
yes, using Riak Securityno

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