Azure Redis Cache vs Redis: What are the differences?
What is Azure Redis Cache? A fully managed, open source–compatible in-memory data store. It perfectly complements Azure database services such as Cosmos DB. It provides a cost-effective solution to scale read and write throughput of your data tier. Store and share database query results, session states, static contents, and more using a common cache-aside pattern.
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.
Azure Redis Cache and Redis can be primarily classified as "In-Memory Databases" tools.
Redis is an open source tool with 37.9K GitHub stars and 14.6K 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 Azure Redis Cache is used by Veris, Azure-cosmos-db, and Seven Corners. Redis has a broader approval, being mentioned in 4259 company stacks & 8886 developers stacks; compared to Azure Redis Cache, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.