Percona Server for MySQL vs. Redis™*

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Percona Server for MySQL
Score 9.6 out of 10
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Percona Server for MySQL is a free, compatible, enhanced, open source drop-in replacement for MySQL. Percona states it provides superior performance, scalability, and instrumentation. Boasting over 5,300,000 downloads, Percona Server’s self-tuning algorithms and support for high-performance hardware delivers excellent performance and reliability Percona Server for MySQL delivers enterprise-grade features and higher uptime, along with a number of key benefits that…N/A
Redis™*
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Redis is an open source in-memory data structure server and NoSQL database.
$388
per month
Pricing
Percona Server for MySQLRedis™*
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$388.00
per month
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Percona Server for MySQLRedis™*
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional DetailsFree and open-source
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Percona Server for MySQLRedis™*
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Features
Percona Server for MySQLRedis™*
NoSQL Databases
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Percona Server for MySQL
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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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Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Percona Server for MySQLRedis™*
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(5 ratings)
8.6
(76 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.7
(12 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(4 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
6.7
(3 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Percona Server for MySQLRedis™*
Likelihood to Recommend
Percona
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 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
Percona
  • Faster than other server solutions
  • Installation and configuration process is easy from the user's standpoint
  • Easy to learn and good support
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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
Percona
  • Better documentation
  • A better UI
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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
Percona
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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
Percona
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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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
Percona
We are using opensource so we have not used customer support.
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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
Percona
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Redis Labs
Whitelisting of the AWS lambda functions.
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Alternatives Considered
Percona
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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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
Percona
  • 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.
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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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