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Percona Server for MySQL covers 100% of our requirements in terms of our OLTP traffic and provides the High Availability levels required through a typical primary and 2 replica's using semi-synchronous replication. We're able to scale our writes using sharding, but a true distributed database would be a great option on top of this. In terms of OLAP traffic, we leverage columns stores available, but Percona Server fairs well
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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.
Read full review Pros Faster than other server solutions Installation and configuration process is easy from the user's standpoint Easy to learn and good support Read full review 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. Read full review Cons Better documentation A better UI Read full review 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. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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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It is easy to install and use. Using it along with Percona Monitoring and Management makes it even easier to use.
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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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We are using opensource so we have not used customer support.
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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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Whitelisting of the AWS lambda functions.
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Performance and stability sets Percona Server for MySQL apart from the rest. Percona embraces the upstream version and contributes towards the upstream version making MySQL stronger on two fronts and thus having a much larger community. Many quality contributions have been made by Percona into the base code. Percona provides great tools to support Percona Server for MySQL and this makes the monitoring and management easier
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We are big users of
. 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.
Read full review Return on Investment At the performance level, it maintains and even improves other open-source databases such as MariaDB or some commercial ones such as Oracle. If we compare it with MySQL, we could have up to 50% improvement in performance. For some small companies or startups, the price of the complete solution and the support can be a bit high. Read full review 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. Read full review ScreenShots Percona Server for MySQL Screenshots