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Apache Ignite vs Redis: What are the differences?

Developers describe Apache Ignite as "An open-source distributed database, caching and processing platform *". It is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale. On the other hand, *Redis** is detailed 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.

Apache Ignite and Redis belong to "In-Memory Databases" category of the tech stack.

Apache Ignite and Redis are both open source tools. It seems that Redis with 37.9K GitHub stars and 14.6K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Apache Ignite with 2.67K GitHub stars and 1.3K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Redis has a broader approval, being mentioned in 4259 company stacks & 8884 developers stacks; compared to Apache Ignite, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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Pros of Apache Ignite
Pros of Redis
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    Written in java. runs on jvm
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    Load balancing
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    Multiple client language support
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    Sql query support in cluster wide
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    Rest interface
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    High Avaliability
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    Better Documentation
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    Easy to use
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    Distributed compute
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    Distributed Locking
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    Super fast
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    Ease of use
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    In-memory cache
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    Advanced key-value cache
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    Open source
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    Easy to deploy
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    High Availability
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    Data Structures
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    Very Scalable
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    Great community
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    "NoSQL" key-value data store
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    Sorted Sets
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    BSD licensed
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    Integrates super easy with Sidekiq for Rails background
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    Async replication
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    Keys with a limited time-to-live
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    Open Source
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    Lua scripting
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    Awesomeness for Free!
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    Runs server side LUA
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    outstanding performance
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    LRU eviction of keys
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    Written in ANSI C
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    Feature Rich
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    Performance & ease of use
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    Data structure server
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    Channels concept
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    Temporarily kept on disk
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    Dont save data if no subscribers are found
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    Automatic failover
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    Easy to use
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    Existing Laravel Integration
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    Object [key/value] size each 500 MB

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Cons of Apache Ignite
Cons of Redis
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    • 14
      Cannot query objects directly
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      No secondary indexes for non-numeric data types
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      No WAL

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    What is Apache Ignite?

    It is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale

    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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    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.
    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.
    Apache Spark
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