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NameRedis  Xexclude from comparisonTarantool  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.In-memory computing platform with a flexible data schema for efficiently building high-performance applications
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
Secondary database modelsDocument store infowith RedisJSON
Graph DBMS infowith RedisGraph
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith RediSearch
Time Series DBMS infowith RedisTimeSeries
Document store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS infowith Tarantool/GIS extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score183.38
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score1.77
Rank#143  Overall
#27  Key-value stores
Websiteredis.com
redis.io
www.tarantool.io
Technical documentationdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
www.tarantool.io/­en/­doc
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeDiscord
DeveloperRedis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Inc.VK
Initial release20092008
Current release7.0.3, July 20222.10.0, May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis EnterpriseOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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  • Aiven for Redis: Fully managed in-memory key-value store, for all your caching and speedy lookup needs.
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Implementation languageCC and C++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
BSD
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free, schema definition possible
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 indexesstring, double, decimal, uuid, integer, blob, boolean
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infowith RediSearch moduleyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoFull-featured ANSI SQL support
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolOpen binary 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
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)Lua, C and SQL stored procedures
Triggerspublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGearsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual shardingHash sharding based on virtual buckets
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsthrough RedisGears
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes, with SQL
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic lockingACID, read commited
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes, cooperative multitasking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logsyes, regular snapshots on disk, write ahead logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes, full featured in-memory storage engine with persistence
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess 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
Access rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
RedisTarantool
Specific characteristicsThe Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...
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Competitive advantagesRedis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
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Typical application scenariosRedis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
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Key customersVerizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsMost launched Docker container per day according to Docker Hub (7.2M launches per...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRedis Enterprise Cloud lets users scale up and down instantly, and pay only for the...
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