Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

BuntDB
BuntDB

3
8
+ 1
1
Redis
Redis

14.7K
9.8K
+ 1
3.8K
Add tool

BuntDB vs Redis: What are the differences?

Developers describe BuntDB as "A fast, embeddable, in-memory key/value database for Go with custom indexing and geospatial support". BuntDB is a low-level, in-memory, key/value store in pure Go. It persists to disk, is ACID compliant, and uses locking for multiple readers and a single writer. It supports custom indexes and geospatial data. It's ideal for projects that need a dependable database and favor speed over data size. 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.

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

BuntDB and Redis are both open source tools. It seems that Redis with 37.1K GitHub stars and 14.3K forks on GitHub has more adoption than BuntDB with 2.4K GitHub stars and 172 GitHub forks.

What is BuntDB?

BuntDB is a low-level, in-memory, key/value store in pure Go. It persists to disk, is ACID compliant, and uses locking for multiple readers and a single writer. It supports custom indexes and geospatial data. It's ideal for projects that need a dependable database and favor speed over data size.

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.
Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose BuntDB?
Why do developers choose Redis?

Sign up to add, upvote and see more prosMake informed product decisions

    Be the first to leave a con
    What companies use BuntDB?
    What companies use Redis?
      No companies found

      Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

      What tools integrate with BuntDB?
      What tools integrate with Redis?
        No integrations found

        Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

        What are some alternatives to BuntDB and Redis?
        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.
        Aerospike
        Aerospike is an open-source, modern database built from the ground up to push the limits of flash storage, processors and networks. It was designed to operate with predictable low latency at high throughput with uncompromising reliability – both high availability and ACID guarantees.
        MemSQL
        MemSQL converges transactions and analytics for sub-second data processing and reporting. Real-time businesses can build robust applications on a simple and scalable infrastructure that complements and extends existing data pipelines.
        SAP HANA
        It is an application that uses in-memory database technology that allows the processing of massive amounts of real-time data in a short time. The in-memory computing engine allows it to process data stored in RAM as opposed to reading it from a disk.
        Azure Redis Cache
        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.
        See all alternatives
        Decisions about BuntDB and Redis
        Django
        Django
        Redis
        Redis

        I use Redis because, based on the case studies I have reviewed, it appears to be the most performant cache database for my Django projects. The ease of configuration and deployment is also a big plus.

        Using both higher level view caching as well as low-level QuerySet caching with Redis has allowed me to improve HTTP request times by an order of magnitude.

        See more
        Interest over time
        Reviews of BuntDB and Redis
        Review ofRedisRedis

        Redis is a good caching tool for a cluster, but our application had performance issues while using Aws Elasticache Redis since some page had 3000 cache hits per a page load and Redis just couldn't quickly process them all in once + latency and object deseialization time - page load took 8-9 seconds. We create a custom hybrid caching based on Redis and EhCache which worked great for our goals. Check it out on github, it's called HybriCache - https://github.com/batir-akhmerov/hybricache.

        How developers use BuntDB and Redis
        Avatar of Cloudcraft
        Cloudcraft uses RedisRedis

        Redis is used for storing all ephemeral (that's data you don't necessarily want to store permanently) user data, such as mapping of session IDs (stored in cookies) to current session variables at Cloudcraft.co. The many datastructures supported by Redis also makes it an excellent caching and realtime statistics layer. It doesn't hurt that the author, Antirez, is the nicest guy ever! These days, I would be really hard pressed to find any situation where I would pick something like Memcached over Redis.

        Avatar of Trello
        Trello uses RedisRedis

        Trello uses Redis for ephemeral data that needs to be shared between server processes but not persisted to disk. Things like the activity level of a session or a temporary OpenID key are stored in Redis, and the application is built to recover gracefully if any of these (or all of them) are lost. We run with allkeys-lru enabled and about five times as much space as its actual working set needs, so Redis automatically discards data that hasn’t been accessed lately, and reconstructs it when necessary.

        Avatar of Stack Exchange
        Stack Exchange uses RedisRedis

        The UI has message inbox that is sent a message when you get a new badge, receive a message, significant event, etc. Done using WebSockets and is powered by redis. Redis has 2 slaves, SQL has 2 replicas, tag engine has 3 nodes, elastic has 3 nodes - any other service has high availability as well (and exists in both data centers).

        Avatar of Brandon Adams
        Brandon Adams uses RedisRedis

        Redis makes certain operations very easy. When I need a high-availability store, I typically look elsewhere, but for rapid development with the ability to land on your feet in prod, Redis is great. The available data types make it easy to build non-trivial indexes that would require complex queries in postgres.

        Avatar of Kent Steiner
        Kent Steiner uses RedisRedis

        I use Redis for cacheing, data storage, mining and augmentation, proprietary distributed event system for disparate apps and services to talk to each other, and more. Redis has some very useful native data types for tracking, slicing and dicing information.

        How much does BuntDB cost?
        How much does Redis cost?
        Pricing unavailable
        Pricing unavailable
        News about BuntDB
        More news