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Consul vs Redis: What are the differences?

Consul: A tool for service discovery, monitoring and configuration. Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable; Redis: An in-memory database that persists on disk. Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.

Consul belongs to "Open Source Service Discovery" category of the tech stack, while Redis can be primarily classified under "In-Memory Databases".

"Great service discovery infrastructure" is the primary reason why developers consider Consul over the competitors, whereas "Performance" was stated as the key factor in picking Redis.

Consul and Redis are both open source tools. Redis with 37.4K GitHub stars and 14.4K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Consul with 16.4K GitHub stars and 2.85K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Redis has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3265 company stacks & 1788 developers stacks; compared to Consul, which is listed in 134 company stacks and 55 developer stacks.

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Pros of Consul
Pros of Redis
  • 58
    Great service discovery infrastructure
  • 35
    Health checking
  • 28
    Distributed key-value store
  • 26
    Monitoring
  • 23
    High-availability
  • 12
    Web-UI
  • 10
    Token-based acls
  • 6
    Gossip clustering
  • 5
    Dns server
  • 3
    Not Java
  • 1
    Docker integration
  • 882
    Performance
  • 540
    Super fast
  • 510
    Ease of use
  • 441
    In-memory cache
  • 321
    Advanced key-value cache
  • 190
    Open source
  • 180
    Easy to deploy
  • 163
    Stable
  • 153
    Free
  • 120
    Fast
  • 40
    High-Performance
  • 39
    High Availability
  • 34
    Data Structures
  • 31
    Very Scalable
  • 23
    Replication
  • 21
    Great community
  • 21
    Pub/Sub
  • 17
    "NoSQL" key-value data store
  • 14
    Hashes
  • 12
    Sets
  • 10
    Sorted Sets
  • 9
    Lists
  • 8
    BSD licensed
  • 8
    NoSQL
  • 7
    Integrates super easy with Sidekiq for Rails background
  • 7
    Async replication
  • 7
    Bitmaps
  • 6
    Keys with a limited time-to-live
  • 6
    Open Source
  • 5
    Strings
  • 5
    Lua scripting
  • 4
    Hyperloglogs
  • 4
    Awesomeness for Free!
  • 3
    Transactions
  • 3
    Runs server side LUA
  • 3
    outstanding performance
  • 3
    Networked
  • 3
    LRU eviction of keys
  • 3
    Written in ANSI C
  • 3
    Feature Rich
  • 2
    Performance & ease of use
  • 2
    Data structure server
  • 1
    Simple
  • 1
    Channels concept
  • 1
    Scalable
  • 1
    Temporarily kept on disk
  • 1
    Dont save data if no subscribers are found
  • 1
    Automatic failover
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Existing Laravel Integration
  • 1
    Object [key/value] size each 500 MB

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Cons of Consul
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    • 15
      Cannot query objects directly
    • 3
      No secondary indexes for non-numeric data types
    • 1
      No WAL

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    What is Consul?

    Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable.

    What is Redis?

    Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache, and message broker. Redis provides data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs, geospatial indexes, and streams.

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