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Redis vs Riak: What are the differences?

Developers describe Redis as "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. On the other hand, Riak is detailed as "A distributed, decentralized data storage system". Riak is a distributed database designed to deliver maximum data availability by distributing data across multiple servers. As long as your client can reach one Riak server, it should be able to write data. In most failure scenarios, the data you want to read should be available, although it may not be the most up-to-date version of that data.

Redis belongs to "In-Memory Databases" category of the tech stack, while Riak can be primarily classified under "Databases".

"Performance" is the primary reason why developers consider Redis over the competitors, whereas "High Performance " was stated as the key factor in picking Riak.

Redis and Riak are both open source tools. Redis with 37.4K GitHub stars and 14.4K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Riak with 3.24K GitHub stars and 530 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Redis has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3261 company stacks & 1781 developers stacks; compared to Riak, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

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Pros of Redis
Pros of Riak
  • 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
  • 14
    High Performance
  • 11
    High Availability
  • 9
    Easy Scalability
  • 5
    Flexible
  • 1
    Strong Consistency
  • 1
    Eventual Consistency
  • 1
    Distributed
  • 1
    Multi datacenter deployments
  • 1
    Reliable

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

    What is Riak?

    Riak is a distributed database designed to deliver maximum data availability by distributing data across multiple servers. As long as your client can reach one Riak server, it should be able to write data. In most failure scenarios, the data you want to read should be available, although it may not be the most up-to-date version of that data.

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    Memcached
    Memcached is an in-memory key-value store for small chunks of arbitrary data (strings, objects) from results of database calls, API calls, or page rendering.
    MongoDB
    MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
    RabbitMQ
    RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
    Hazelcast
    With its various distributed data structures, distributed caching capabilities, elastic nature, memcache support, integration with Spring and Hibernate and more importantly with so many happy users, Hazelcast is feature-rich, enterprise-ready and developer-friendly in-memory data grid solution.
    Cassandra
    Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.
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