Apache Solr vs. Redis™*

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Solr
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Apache Solr is an open-source enterprise search server.N/A
Redis™*
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Redis is an open source in-memory data structure server and NoSQL database.
$388
per month
Pricing
Apache SolrRedis™*
Editions & Modules
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Cloud
$388.00
per month
Offerings
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Apache SolrRedis™*
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Community Pulse
Apache SolrRedis™*
Considered Both Products
Apache Solr
Chose Apache Solr
We have considering AWS search and Elastic search but decide to go with Solr as we need high speed and flexible query, and so far it meets all our requirement so we still continue with Solr.
Redis™*

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
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Features
Apache SolrRedis™*
NoSQL Databases
Comparison of NoSQL Databases features of Product A and Product B
Apache Solr
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Ratings
Redis™*
9.2
69 Ratings
5% above category average
Performance00 Ratings10.069 Ratings
Availability00 Ratings9.069 Ratings
Concurrency00 Ratings9.068 Ratings
Security00 Ratings8.063 Ratings
Scalability00 Ratings9.469 Ratings
Data model flexibility00 Ratings9.962 Ratings
Deployment model flexibility00 Ratings9.362 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apache SolrRedis™*
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(10 ratings)
8.1
(76 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(12 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache SolrRedis™*
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
Solr spins up nicely and works effectively for small enterprise environments providing helpful mechanisms for fuzzy searches and facetted searching. For larger enterprises with complex business solutions you'll find the need to hire an expert Solr engineer to optimize the powerful platform to your needs. Internationalization is tricky with Solr and many hosting solutions may limit you to a latin character set.
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Redis Labs
Redis has been a great investment for our organization as we needed a solution for high speed data caching. The ramp up and integration was quite easy. Redis handles automatic failover internally, so no crashes provides high availability. On the fly scaling scale to more/less cores and memory as and when needed.
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Pros
Apache
  • Easy to get started with Apache Solr. Whether it is tackling a setup issue or trying to learn some of the more advanced features, there are plenty of resources to help you out and get you going.
  • Performance. Apache Solr allows for a lot of custom tuning (if needed) and provides great out of the box performance for searching on large data sets.
  • Maintenance. After setting up Solr in a production environment there are plenty of tools provided to help you maintain and update your application. Apache Solr comes with great fault tolerance built in and has proven to be very reliable.
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Redis Labs
  • Easy for developers to understand. Unlike Riak, which I've used in the past, it's fast without having to worry about eventual consistency.
  • Reliable. With a proper multi-node configuration, it can handle failover instantly.
  • Configurable. We primarily still use Memcache for caching but one of the teams uses Redis for both long-term storage and temporary expiry keys without taking on another external dependency.
  • Fast. We process tens of thousands of RPS and it doesn't skip a beat.
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Cons
Apache
  • These examples are due to the way we use Apache Solr. I think we have had the same problems with other NoSQL databases (but perhaps not the same solution). High data volumes of data and a lot of users were the causes.
  • We have lot of classifications and lot of data for each classification. This gave us several problems:
  • First: We couldn't keep all our data in Solr. Then we have all data in our MySQL DB and searching data in Solr. So we need to be sure to update and match the 2 databases in the same time.
  • Second: We needed several load balanced Solr databases.
  • Third: We needed to update all the databases and keep old data status.
  • If I don't speak about problems due to our lack of experience, the main Solr problem came from frequency of updates vs validation of several database. We encountered several locks due to this (our ops team didn't want to use real clustering, so all DB weren't updated). Problem messages were not always clear and we several days to understand the problems.
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Redis Labs
  • We had some difficulty scaling Redis without it becoming prohibitively expensive.
  • Redis has very simple search capabilities, which means its not suitable for all use cases.
  • Redis doesn't have good native support for storing data in object form and many libraries built over it return data as a string, meaning you need build your own serialization layer over it.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
No answers on this topic
Redis Labs
We will definitely continue using Redis because: 1. It is free and open source. 2. We already use it in so many applications, it will be hard for us to let go. 3. There isn't another competitive product that we know of that gives a better performance. 4. We never had any major issues with Redis, so no point turning our backs.
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Usability
Apache
No answers on this topic
Redis Labs
It is quite simple to set up for the purpose of managing user sessions in the backend. It can be easily integrated with other products or technologies, such as Spring in Java. If you need to actually display the data stored in Redis in your application this is a bit difficult to understand initially but is possible.
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Support Rating
Apache
No answers on this topic
Redis Labs
The support team has always been excellent in handling our mostly questions, rarely problems. They are responsive, find the solution and get us moving forward again. I have never had to escalate a case with them. They have always solved our problems in a very timely manner. I highly commend the support team.
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Implementation Rating
Apache
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Redis Labs
Whitelisting of the AWS lambda functions.
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
Apache Solr is a ready-to-use product addressing specific use cases such as keyword searches from a huge set of data documents.
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Redis Labs
We are big users of MySQL and PostgreSQL. We were looking at replacing our aging web page caching technology and found that we could do it in SQL, but there was a NoSQL movement happening at the time. We dabbled a bit in the NoSQL scene just to get an idea of what it was about and whether it was for us. We tried a bunch, but I can only seem to remember Mongo and Couch. Mongo had big issues early on that drove us to Redis and we couldn't quite figure out how to deploy couch.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Improved response time in e-commerce websites.
  • Developer's job is easier with Apache Solr in use.
  • Customization in filtering and sorting is possible.
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Redis Labs
  • Redis has helped us increase our throughput and server data to a growing amount of traffic while keeping our app fast. We couldn't have grown without the ability to easily cache data that Redis provides.
  • Redis has helped us decrease the load on our database. By being able to scale up and cache important data, we reduce the load on our database reducing costs and infra issues.
  • Running a Redis node on something like AWS can be costly, but it is often a requirement for scaling a company. If you need data quickly and your business is already a positive ROI, Redis is worth the investment.
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