Redis and Memcached are popular, open-source, in-memory data stores. Memcached is a cache-focused key/value store. Redis is also a key/value store often used for caching, but is also often utilized as a primary database or a message broker and offers a clear growth path to an enterprise-hardened solution.
You’ll eventually outgrow both Redis open source and Memcached as your business grows and will require an enterprise solution. Start with the open source caching solution that provides a clear path to an enterprise-hardened solution.
Redis Enterprise can be leveraged as a self-managed or a DBasS platform that unlocks the full potential of Redis at enterprise scale.
Redis Enterprise has high availability, robust resilience, best-in-class performance with linear scalability, and purpose-built data models, making it ideally suited to power globally distributed applications across any industry.
We were relying on OSS Redis, so it was easy to go forward with Redis Enterprise for increased support and to make scaling easier—and it couldn’t get any easier from a developer standpoint.
Senior Site Reliability Engineer
With Redis Enterprise, we’ve been able to improve responsiveness on our website as well as our strategic mobile app, resulting in higher customer satisfaction and additional revenue.
Head of Software Development
It really wasn’t cost-effective to maintain [open source] Redis internally; it was a lot better to get involved with others who were experts in the technology.
Senior Director of Product Architecture
Use a solution that is more than just a cache and comes with data replication, persistence and scalability.
|Memcached||Redis Open Source||Redis Enterprise|
|Boost app performance||•||•||•|
|Scale with read-replica caching||•||•|
|Support enterprise caching (write-behind, write-through)||•|
|Build||GUI with predefined developer guides and tools||•||•|
|Multiple Data Models||•||•|
|Rapid development with out-of-the-box object mapping libraries for Spring, ASP.NET Core, Fast API, and Express||•||•|
|Build any real-time app with extended data models and processing engine support (JSON, search, time series, graph)||•||•|
|Ingest data from external data sources||•|
|Deliver consistent real-time customer experience with globally geo-distributed databases||•|
|Database and cluster management (scaling, re-sharding, re-balancing)||•|
|Run||High availability and disaster recovery management||•|
|Enterprise-grade customer support||•|
Redis Enterprise enables:
Safeguard your most critical data from interruption with automatic failover and a 99.999% Service Level Agreement that guarantees under 30 seconds of downtime per month.
Scale linearly to increase cache throughput without increasing management overhead, achieving sub-millisecond latency at virtually any scale.
Support modern architectures with a unified real-time data layer that deploys on premises, in a single cloud, or across your hybrid and multicloud environments.
Deploy a unified multi-region cache that enables you to scale globally in real-time, avoiding latency as data travels across regions.
Be prepared for the unexpected with the most knowledgeable enterprise-grade support, provided by the creators of Redis.
Cut costs with better resource utilization and intelligent tiering that maintains performance by only using expensive RAM where you really need it.