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Likelihood to Recommend

RavenDB

It worked quite well as a centralized location for data from different existing sources with fast data loading into it with a generous free tier to get a good understanding of how to use it. Although it was kind of clunky getting it to work on Linux due to the certificates required.The clients for languages like python and NodeJS exist but are a little under documented — although the C# one was rather good.
Holger Harzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redis

Perfect solution for caching needs. If you have a bottleneck due to frequent data access to your database, then Redis can really help you by diverting those traffic away from your database. Its key/value pair structure also makes data lookup very efficient, providing excellent performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

RavenDB
9.0
Redis
8.9
Performance
RavenDB
9.1
Redis
9.6
Availability
RavenDB
9.0
Redis
8.9
Concurrency
RavenDB
8.8
Redis
8.7
Security
RavenDB
9.0
Redis
7.7
Scalability
RavenDB
8.9
Redis
8.6
Data model flexibility
RavenDB
9.1
Redis
9.2
Deployment model flexibility
RavenDB
8.8
Redis
9.3

Pros

RavenDB

  • Cool clustering with modest features
  • Fabulous auto indexing
  • Great studio and dashboard
  • Detailed documentation
  • Attachments on the document
  • Outstanding revisions
  • Easy ETL
  • Low prices on the clouds
  • Multi model support
  • Advance search
  • Informative webinars
Sina Zaimaran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redis

  • 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.
David Sommers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

RavenDB

  • In previous versions the documentation was terrible - however, since v4.0 the documentation is excellent.
  • Any minor complaints are generally resolved by the team the same day. I suggested at one time some minor tweaks to Studio (showing the number of items in an array) and they were implemented almost immediately.
  • Nothing really to complain about.
Jeremy Holt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redis

  • 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.
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

RavenDB

RavenDB 9.5
Based on 5 answers
We've had an excellent experience using RavenDB. Internally we are testing the newer features in 5.0 such as time series, which will effect the con specified previously dependent on the real world performance. We foresee that BattleCrate will continue to use RavenDB as we grow.
Alan Doherty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redis

Redis 9.3
Based on 13 answers
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.
Rahul Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

RavenDB

RavenDB 8.4
Based on 5 answers
RavenDb does all the heavy lifting for you in 99% of cases. The API is easy to work with and lets you write very readable code. There is a small learning curve at the start but this is true for any tech. Raven's curve is easy to get over.
Chris Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redis

Redis 9.5
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

RavenDB

RavenDB 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Very good support that answered fast, nice and reliably. The problems were always resolved quickly and competently, even if the user was the problem. If any unusual issues arose, the support was proactive in contacting me to resolve problems or roadblocks I might have had.
Holger Harzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redis

Redis 9.1
Based on 4 answers
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.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

RavenDB

RavenDB 7.3
Based on 1 answer
RavenFS changed along the way and made us change the codes.
Sina Zaimaran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redis

Redis 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Whitelisting of the AWS lambda functions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

RavenDB

When I first started using RavenDB, I did evaluate Mongo DB but found it to be lacking. The primary issue was that Mongo DB did not support atomic consistency for the persistence of multiple documents at the same time, although I think this may not be an issue with subsequent releases of Mongo DB. If for some reason I were forced to select an alternative Document Database, I would probably evaluate PostgreSQL or CosmosDB.
Adam Nemitoff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redis

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

RavenDB

  • Not having to debug perf issues caused by ORM.
  • Not having to deal with SQL as you denormalize your app data model.
Wallace Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redis

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

RavenDB

General

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

RavenDB Editions & Modules

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Redis

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Redis Editions & Modules

Edition
Cloud$388.001
  1. Per Month
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