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Dragonfly Cloud: The Powerful Upstash Alternative 

Explore why Dragonfly Cloud stands out as the #1 alternative to Upstash. Benefit from unmatched performance, cost efficiency, operational simplicity, and enterprise-grade security. Perfect for demanding applications.

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QPS benchmark on AWS c6gn.16xlarge. Snapshot benchmark on AWS c6gn.4xlarge. Source.
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Dragonfly Cloud vs Upstash (Quick Comparison)

FeatureDragonfly CloudUpstash
PerformanceDelivers 25x higher throughput (3.97M QPS) than Redis (148K QPS)Limited to 10,000 ops/sec even on highest plan
ScalabilityHighly scalable with advanced data partitioning. Leverages multiple CPU cores for vertical scalingLimited scaling capabilities
Snapshotting12x faster snapshotting speed (1,260 MB/s) than Redis (107 MB/s)Slow snapshot performance impacts availability
High AvailabilityBuilt-in replication, automatic failover, self-healingGlobal replication, suitable for edge computing. Limited ops/sec, self-healing not available
Cost EfficiencyUp to 80% lower infrastructure costs than Redis and managed services. Pay for provisioned memory from $9/GB/monthFixed monthly pricing based on throughput limits
Operational SimplicityVertical scaling reduces operational complexity compared to clusteringClustering/sharding increases operational overhead
Cloud DeploymentRuns on all major clouds like AWS, GCP, Azure. Hybrid and on-prem models availableFully managed cloud service only
CompatibilityFull Redis compatibility with all data structures and APIs (also compatible with Memcached)Full Redis compatibility
SecurityEnterprise-grade security with encryption, role-based access, compliance certifications, and SOC 2 Type 2 certificationEncryption at rest and in transit. SOC 2 Type 2 compliant
Support24/7 support from Dragonfly core developers. Comprehensive docs and guidesSupport via email and community forums (except for the highest plan)

Dragonfly is trusted by developers from

  • Buzzfeed
  • Ubisoft
  • Epic
  • jetBlue
  • Wayfair

5 Reasons Why Developers Prefer Dragonfly Cloud Over Upstash

#1 - Cost Efficiency

Dragonfly Cloud's efficient multi-threaded architecture translates to up to 80% lower infrastructure costs compared to Redis and managed services. Unlike Upstash's fixed monthly pricing, Dragonfly's usage-based model ensures you only pay for the resources you need.

#2 - Performance Benchmarks

Dragonfly outperforms Redis by 25x for throughput (3.97M QPS vs 148K QPS) and 12x for snapshotting speed (1,260 MB/s vs 107 MB/s). Upstash caps at just 10K ops/sec even on top tiers.

#3 - Operational Simplicity

With vertical scaling and self-healing capabilities, Dragonfly reduces operational overhead compared to Upstash that require complex clustering/sharding. Automated tuning further simplifies operations, letting you focus on building great applications.

#4 - Uncompromising Compatibility

Dragonfly provides full compatibility with Redis APIs, data structures, and commands for a seamless drop-in replacement. No need to rewrite existing Redis code or compromise on advanced features, unlike with Upstash.

#5 - Robust Reliability

Ensure maximum uptime with Dragonfly's built-in replication, persistence, automatic failover, and self-healing. Upstash lack these robust reliability features out-of-the-box.

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Dragonfly is fully compatible with the Redis ecosystem and requires no code changes to implement.