Redis vs. Kafka



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Description

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.

What is Kafka?

Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Kafka?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Redis?
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Companies

What companies use Redis?
3659 companies on StackShare use Redis
What companies use Kafka?
504 companies on StackShare use Kafka

Integrations

What tools integrate with Redis?
31 tools on StackShare integrate with Redis
What tools integrate with Kafka?
26 tools on StackShare integrate with Kafka

What are some alternatives to Redis and Kafka?

  • Hazelcast - Clustering and highly scalable data distribution platform for Java
  • Aerospike - Flash-optimized in-memory open source NoSQL database
  • MemSQL - Database for real-time transactions and analytics.
  • LokiJS - In-memory JavaScript Datastore with Persistence

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