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Amazon RDS vs Redis: What are the differences?

What is Amazon RDS? Set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. Amazon RDS gives you access to the capabilities of a familiar MySQL, Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server database engine. This means that the code, applications, and tools you already use today with your existing databases can be used with Amazon RDS. Amazon RDS automatically patches the database software and backs up your database, storing the backups for a user-defined retention period and enabling point-in-time recovery. You benefit from the flexibility of being able to scale the compute resources or storage capacity associated with your Database Instance (DB Instance) via a single API call.

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.

Amazon RDS can be classified as a tool in the "SQL Database as a Service" category, while Redis is grouped under "In-Memory Databases".

"Reliable failovers", "Automated backups" and "Backed by amazon" are the key factors why developers consider Amazon RDS; whereas "Performance", "Super fast" and "Ease of use " are the primary reasons why Redis is favored.

Redis is an open source tool with 37.1K GitHub stars and 14.3K 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 Amazon RDS is used by Airbnb, Netflix, and Coursera. Redis has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3239 company stacks & 1735 developers stacks; compared to Amazon RDS, which is listed in 1408 company stacks and 509 developer stacks.

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Pros of Amazon RDS
Pros of Redis
  • 163
    Reliable failovers
  • 154
    Automated backups
  • 129
    Backed by amazon
  • 92
    Db snapshots
  • 86
    Multi-availability
  • 29
    Control iops, fast restore to point of time
  • 27
    Security
  • 23
    Elastic
  • 20
    Automatic software patching
  • 20
    Push-button scaling
  • 4
    Replication
  • 3
    Reliable
  • 2
    Isolation
  • 877
    Performance
  • 535
    Super fast
  • 511
    Ease of use
  • 441
    In-memory cache
  • 321
    Advanced key-value cache
  • 190
    Open source
  • 179
    Easy to deploy
  • 163
    Stable
  • 153
    Free
  • 120
    Fast
  • 40
    High-Performance
  • 39
    High Availability
  • 34
    Data Structures
  • 32
    Very Scalable
  • 23
    Replication
  • 20
    Great community
  • 19
    Pub/Sub
  • 17
    "NoSQL" key-value data store
  • 14
    Hashes
  • 12
    Sets
  • 10
    Sorted Sets
  • 9
    Lists
  • 8
    BSD licensed
  • 8
    NoSQL
  • 7
    Async replication
  • 7
    Integrates super easy with Sidekiq for Rails background
  • 7
    Bitmaps
  • 6
    Open Source
  • 6
    Keys with a limited time-to-live
  • 5
    Strings
  • 5
    Lua scripting
  • 4
    Awesomeness for Free!
  • 4
    Hyperloglogs
  • 3
    outstanding performance
  • 3
    Runs server side LUA
  • 3
    Networked
  • 3
    LRU eviction of keys
  • 3
    Written in ANSI C
  • 3
    Feature Rich
  • 3
    Transactions
  • 2
    Data structure server
  • 2
    Performance & ease of use
  • 1
    Existing Laravel Integration
  • 1
    Automatic failover
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Object [key/value] size each 500 MB
  • 1
    Simple
  • 1
    Channels concept
  • 1
    Scalable
  • 1
    Temporarily kept on disk
  • 1
    Dont save data if no subscribers are found
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Cons of Amazon RDS
Cons of Redis
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    • 12
      Cannot query objects directly
    • 1
      No WAL
    • 1
      No secondary indexes for non-numeric data types

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    What is Amazon RDS?

    Amazon RDS gives you access to the capabilities of a familiar MySQL, Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server database engine. This means that the code, applications, and tools you already use today with your existing databases can be used with Amazon RDS. Amazon RDS automatically patches the database software and backs up your database, storing the backups for a user-defined retention period and enabling point-in-time recovery. You benefit from the flexibility of being able to scale the compute resources or storage capacity associated with your Database Instance (DB Instance) via a single API call.

    What is Redis?

    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.

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    Apache Aurora
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    MySQL
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    Oracle
    Oracle Database is an RDBMS. An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism is called an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). Oracle Database has extended the relational model to an object-relational model, making it possible to store complex business models in a relational database.
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