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

DBMS > Redis vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Redis vs. Sphinx

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Our visitors often compare Redis and Sphinx with Elasticsearch, Solr and Microsoft SQL Server.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-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 store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument 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
Score152.57
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score6.56
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websiteredis.iosphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationredis.io/­documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20092001
Current release6.2.0 , February 20213.3.1 , July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
  • Redis Enterprise Cloud: Instantly scale and pay only for the resources you need - on any cloud - AWS, Azure or Google Cloud.
  • 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.
Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
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 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.no
Secondary indexesyes infowith RediSearch moduleyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolProprietary protocol
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
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuano
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes 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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial versionno
More information provided by the system vendor
RedisSphinx
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

Redis Enterprise Cloud: Try with 400$ usage credit.
» more

Datadog: Monitor all Redis metrics: hit rates, clients, commands per second, and more.
» more

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

More resources
RedisSphinx
DB-Engines blog posts

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

The DB-Engines ranking includes now search engines
4 February 2013, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Scale your cloud app with Azure Cache for Redis | Azure Friday - Microsoft
5 February 2021, Channel 9

Redis Labs Unveils RediSearch 2.0 Full-Text Search Engine
25 February 2021, Solutions Review

Global Enterprise Database Systems Market 2025: Microsoft, Google, Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, MongoLab, EnterpriseDB, Redis Labs, SAP, Caspio, Oracle, IBM, Clustrix, MaxMind, Estate Master etc. – The Bisouv Network
28 February 2021, The Bisouv Network

Redis Labs Delivers Real-Time Query, Index, and Full-Text Search Engine with RediSearch 2.0
18 February 2021, Business Wire

Open-Source Database Software Market Next Big Thing | Major Giants SQLite, Redis, Couchbase – NeighborWebSJ
23 February 2021, NeighborWebSJ

provided by Google News

How to Build 600+ Links in One Month
4 September 2020, Search Engine Journal

6 Top & Best Open source Search Engine Software for Enterprises
17 June 2019, H2S Media

eCommerce Search & Personalization
6 May 2018, SitePoint

[Product Roadmap] How Matrimony.com has become the go-to platform for Indian matchmaking
27 January 2021, YourStory

The Pirate Bay was recently down for over a week due to a DDoS attack
29 October 2019, Internet

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Redis Database Administrator | Remote
iknowvate technologies, Bellevue, WA

Data Engineer
Umbrella Digital Marketing, Remote

Database Engineer II, Data Platforms - HBO Max
HBO, Seattle, WA

Sr. Mgr. Database Specialist SAs
Amazon Web Services, Inc., United States

Jr. SQL Developer
TechStyle Fashion Group, El Segundo, CA

Senior Web and Mobile Architect
Associated Press, New York, NY

Sr. Software Engineer - Technical Documentation Tools
Twitter, San Francisco, CA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

Couchbase logo

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

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

AllegroGraph logo

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

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