Redis vs SQLite: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is SQLite? A software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. SQLite is an embedded SQL database engine. Unlike most other SQL databases, SQLite does not have a separate server process. SQLite reads and writes directly to ordinary disk files. A complete SQL database with multiple tables, indices, triggers, and views, is contained in a single disk file.
Redis can be classified as a tool in the "In-Memory Databases" category, while SQLite is grouped under "Databases".
"Performance", "Super fast" and "Ease of use " are the key factors why developers consider Redis; whereas "Lightweight", "Portable" and "Simple" are the primary reasons why SQLite is favored.
Redis is an open source tool with 37.4K GitHub stars and 14.4K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Redis's open source repository on GitHub.
Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Instagram are some of the popular companies that use Redis, whereas SQLite is used by Typeform, Intuit, and Coderus. Redis has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3261 company stacks & 1781 developers stacks; compared to SQLite, which is listed in 314 company stacks and 477 developer stacks.
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