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System Properties Comparison Redis vs. Sphinx
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|Name||Redis Xexclude from comparison||Sphinx Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Popular in-memory data platform used as a cache, message broker, and database that can be deployed on-premises, across clouds, and hybrid environments Redis 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 model||Key-value store Multiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence||Search engine|
|Secondary database models||Document store with RedisJSON|
Graph DBMS with RedisGraph
Search engine with RediSearch
Time Series DBMS with RedisTimeSeries
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|Developer||Redis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo Development sponsored by Redis Inc.||Sphinx Technologies Inc.|
|Current release||7.0.8, January 2023||3.4.1, July 2021|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source source-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis Enterprise||Open Source GPL version 2, commercial licence available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||BSD|
Windows ported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||partial Supported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes||no|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no|
|Secondary indexes||yes with RediSearch module||yes full-text index on all search fields|
|SQL Support of SQL||no||SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)|
|APIs and other access methods||proprietary protocol RESP - REdis Serialization Protocol||Proprietary protocol|
|Supported programming languages||C|
|C++ unofficial client library|
Perl unofficial client library
Ruby unofficial client library
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||Lua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)||no|
|Triggers||publish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGears||no|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding Automatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual sharding||Sharding Partitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Multi-source replication with Redis Enterprise Pack|
Source-replica replication Chained replication is supported
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||through RedisGears||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Eventual Consistency|
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||Atomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic locking||no|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes Data access is serialized by the server||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes Configurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs||yes The original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes|
|User concepts Access control||Access Control Lists (ACLs): redis.io/topics/acl|
LDAP and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for Redis Enterprise
Mutual TLS authentication: redis.io/topics/encryption
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|Specific characteristics||The Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...|
|Competitive advantages||Redis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...|
|Typical application scenarios||Redis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...|
|Key customers||Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...|
|Market metrics||Most launched Docker container per day according to Docker Hub (7.2M launches per...|
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