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Mastering Redis

By : Jeremy Nelson
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Mastering Redis

By: Jeremy Nelson

Overview of this book

Redis is the most popular, open-source, key value data structure server that provides a wide range of capabilities on which multiple platforms can be be built. Its fast and flexible data structures give your existing applications an edge in the development environment. This book is a practical guide which aims to help you deep dive into the world of Redis data structure to exploit its excellent features. We start our journey by understanding the need of Redis in brief, followed by an explanation of Advanced key management. Next, you will learn about design patterns, best practices for using Redis in DevOps environment and Docker containerization paradigm in detail. After this, you will understand the concept of scaling with Redis cluster and Redis Sentinel , followed by a through explanation of incorporating Redis with NoSQL technologies such as Elasticsearch and MongoDB. At the end of this section, you will be able to develop competent applications using these technologies. You will then explore the message queuing and task management features of Redis and will be able to implement them in your applications. Finally, you will learn how Redis can be used to build real-time data analytic dashboards, for different disparate data streams.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Mastering Redis
About the Author
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Manually creating a Redis schema

This graphic outlines our basic scenario of a simple two-product online storefront from which we will construct our Redis schema.

Imagine that you have an online storefront selling paper products and you want to manage different stationary products that are offered for sale. Embedded within this seemingly simple business need, the following narrative starts with these separate steps:

  1. An online customer comes to our website looking to buy paper stationery.

  2. We offer two choices of paper stationery: a blue rectangle package of 20 sheets printed on rice paper and a red square, and a 15-sheet stationery package also printed on rice paper.

  3. The basic entity in our example is a package of stationery that has three basic properties: color, height, width, and number of sheets. (Until we start selling paper stationery made out of non-rice paper, we will ignore material as a property. Another future enhancement would be to add a more friendly, human name for each stationery...