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Gearman vs Redis: What are the differences?

Developers describe Gearman as "A generic application framework to farm out work to other machines or processes". Gearman allows you to do work in parallel, to load balance processing, and to call functions between languages. It can be used in a variety of applications, from high-availability web sites to the transport of database replication events. 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.

Gearman and Redis are primarily classified as "Message Queue" and "In-Memory Databases" tools respectively.

"Free" is the primary reason why developers consider Gearman over the competitors, whereas "Performance" was stated as the key factor in picking Redis.

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 Gearman is used by Instagram, Hootsuite, and Grooveshark. Redis has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3261 company stacks & 1781 developers stacks; compared to Gearman, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of Gearman
Pros of Redis
  • 11
    Ease of use and very simple APIs
  • 11
    Free
  • 6
    Polyglot
  • 5
    No single point of failure
  • 3
    Scalable
  • 3
    High-throughput
  • 2
    Foreground & background processing
  • 2
    Very fast
  • 1
    Different Programming Languages Channel
  • 1
    Many supported programming languages
  • 880
    Performance
  • 537
    Super fast
  • 510
    Ease of use
  • 441
    In-memory cache
  • 321
    Advanced key-value cache
  • 190
    Open source
  • 179
    Easy to deploy
  • 163
    Stable
  • 152
    Free
  • 120
    Fast
  • 40
    High-Performance
  • 39
    High Availability
  • 34
    Data Structures
  • 32
    Very Scalable
  • 23
    Replication
  • 20
    Pub/Sub
  • 20
    Great community
  • 17
    "NoSQL" key-value data store
  • 14
    Hashes
  • 12
    Sets
  • 10
    Sorted Sets
  • 9
    Lists
  • 8
    BSD licensed
  • 8
    NoSQL
  • 7
    Integrates super easy with Sidekiq for Rails background
  • 7
    Async replication
  • 7
    Bitmaps
  • 6
    Keys with a limited time-to-live
  • 6
    Open Source
  • 5
    Strings
  • 5
    Lua scripting
  • 4
    Hyperloglogs
  • 4
    Awesomeness for Free!
  • 3
    Transactions
  • 3
    Runs server side LUA
  • 3
    outstanding performance
  • 3
    Networked
  • 3
    LRU eviction of keys
  • 3
    Written in ANSI C
  • 3
    Feature Rich
  • 2
    Performance & ease of use
  • 2
    Data structure server
  • 1
    Simple
  • 1
    Channels concept
  • 1
    Scalable
  • 1
    Temporarily kept on disk
  • 1
    Dont save data if no subscribers are found
  • 1
    Automatic failover
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Existing Laravel Integration
  • 1
    Object [key/value] size each 500 MB

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Cons of Gearman
Cons of Redis
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    • 14
      Cannot query objects directly
    • 2
      No secondary indexes for non-numeric data types
    • 1
      No WAL

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    What is Gearman?

    Gearman allows you to do work in parallel, to load balance processing, and to call functions between languages. It can be used in a variety of applications, from high-availability web sites to the transport of database replication events.

    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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