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Redis

Top Rated
54 Ratings

Aerospike Database

6 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Redis

Top Rated
54 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Aerospike Database

Compared to Redis and memcacheD, high availibity is best from Aerospike. Load balancing is also well done through Aerospike. If you're doing K/V lookups data exceeds more than 1MB, then Aerospike definitely fits the bill. However, it is not best as a document store. It is really atrocious in that nature. If anything look @ Mongo or something else then.
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Redis

For anything that requires a cache, redis has been a great option for me for several years. It can easily handle a huge volume of requests, making it a fantastic way to speed up a popular web application, for example. Being able to automatically expire entries after a certain amount of time helps reduce load caused by complex calculations or queries that use other data sources. It's simply fantastic.
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Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Aerospike Database
Redis
6.5
Performance
Aerospike Database
Redis
7.3
Availability
Aerospike Database
Redis
7.3
Concurrency
Aerospike Database
Redis
6.4
Security
Aerospike Database
Redis
6.4
Scalability
Aerospike Database
Redis
8.2
Data model flexibility
Aerospike Database
Redis
4.5
Deployment model flexibility
Aerospike Database
Redis
5.5

Pros

  • Scales really quickly and easily. Can deploy a new cluster or add to a cluster fairly quick.
  • MGMT UI is easy to use. Utilizing cli, makes it easy to "autoscale" for us.
  • The sharding removes any need to overlook to make sure if balanced correctly.
  • HA is dead simple, that almost little to no need figure out how to do it.
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  • key - value logic
  • no SQL structure
  • really speedy queries
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Cons

  • Load balancing per network segments.
  • Reduction in price.
  • Cross datacenter replication usage isn't so straightforward. Sometimes cross dc replication can have issues of bad data..
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  • HA automatic failover for master and promoting slave on own.
  • Doesn't handle 1M r/s sadly.
  • Cross DC replication not so great.
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Likelihood to Renew

Aerospike Database8.0
Based on 1 answer
If money isn't an issue, and you're not on the cloud, then I'd go with Aerospike. If you're the cloud ie, aws or azure, then i'd stick with dynamoDB or Cosmos then. Aerospike is definitely not something you want to put into the cloud. It doesn't work well w/ cross regions. If cross DC, you'll have to write some stuff for data integrity checks.
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Redis9.1
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If it's open source, then Redis. Though now RethinkDB and Riak are going full on opensource. and being supported by community. So might give those a re-try as well.
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Redis9.0
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Redis has been around for very long and it is good at what it does. It proved to be very valuable in my use case for interfacing between two applications with very little code as it has drivers for almost every language out there and the community support is really good.
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Alternatives Considered

Compared to the above for K/V lookups and writes, it is faster. However, less than 1 MB, i'd use Redis, if you're willing to write package for HA in Redis. However HA between Redis and aerospike, aerospike is top notch. K/V lookups were 20-30% faster than Redis, 50% faster than Mongo, and 45% faster than Cassandra. But again, aerospike is really expensive.
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Redis is definitely the more established one among the two and it has been here for a while so it has better support and documentation and obviously more stable than CouchDB; also at the time I started, CouchDB was just starting out and didn't gain much popularity like it has now
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Return on Investment

  • Less mgmt headaches, prompting time to focus on other issues.
  • HA, required little handholding. And minimization of downtime.
  • Cross region replication is not great, which sometimes requires data integrity checks on your end.
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  • It was worth it. Got the job done fast and accurately.
  • No complaints whatsoever. I don't plan to explore other alternatives anytime soon.
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Pricing Details

Aerospike Database

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Free Trial
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Redis

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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