Likelihood to Recommend
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.
Employee in Information TechnologyComputer Software Company, 1-10 employees
Feature Rating Comparison
Data model flexibility
Deployment model flexibility
- 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.
- 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.
Likelihood to Renew
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.
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.
Engineer in Information TechnologyComputer Software Company, 1-10 employees
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.
Based on 1 answer
Whitelisting of the AWS lambda functions.
C-Level Executive in Information TechnologyCivic & Social Organization Company, 1-10 employees
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.
C-Level Executive in CorporateFinancial Services Company, 11-50 employees
Return on Investment
- 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.
Engineer in EngineeringInternet Company, 201-500 employees
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Redis Editions & Modules
- Per Month