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Redis 4.x Cookbook

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Redis 4.x Cookbook

Overview of this book

Redis is considered the world's most popular key-value store database. Its versatility and the wide variety of use cases it enables have made it a popular choice of database for many enterprises. Based on the latest version of Redis, this book provides both step-by-step recipes and relevant the background information required to utilize its features to the fullest. It covers everything from a basic understanding of Redis data types to advanced aspects of Redis high availability, clustering, administration, and troubleshooting. This book will be your great companion to master all aspects of Redis. The book starts off by installing and configuring Redis for you to get started with ease. Moving on, all the data types and features of Redis are introduced in detail. Next, you will learn how to develop applications with Redis in Java, Python, and the Spring Boot web framework. You will also learn replication tasks, which will help you to troubleshoot replication issues. Furthermore, you will learn the steps that need to be undertaken to ensure high availability on your cluster and during production deployment. Toward the end of the book, you will learn the topmost tasks that will help you to troubleshoot your ecosystem efficiently, along with extending Redis by using different modules.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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Windows Environment Setup

Deploying Redis on Linux

Although you can install Redis on almost all modern operating systems (OS) by compiling its source code, Linux is the most common OS running Redis. Before you start the Redis instance, it is often necessary to set some Linux kernel and OS level parameters to proper values, in order to obtain the maximum performance in the production environment. In this recipe, we will introduce some vital kernel and OS parameters or settings for Redis.

Getting ready…

You need to finish the installation of the Redis Server, as we described in the Downloading and installing Redis recipe in Chapter 1Getting Started with Redis.

How to do it...

The configurations for deploying Redis on Linux are as follows:

  1. Set the following memory-related kernel parameters:
~$ sudo sysctl -w vm.overcommit_memory=1
~$ sudo sysctl -w vm.swappiness=0

To persist these parameters add the following:

echo vm.overcommit_memory=1" >> /etc/sysctl.confecho "vm.swappiness=0" >> /etc/sysctl.conf

To check if...