With this understanding of the computing big notation, we'll next briefly review Redis's basic data structures, paying attention to the time complexity implications of using the data structure with the current commands supported by Redis.
The most basic data structure for Redis values is a string, the same data type as a Redis key. Using Redis at its simplest is as a string-to-string key-value storage. Note that Redis has similar performance characteristics to other key-value data storage solutions such as
In Redis, a string does not merely contain alphanumeric characters as strings are normally understood to be in higher-level programming languages, but contain serialized characters in C, the principal programming language used in Redis. The most basic GET and SET commands for Redis strings are
O(1) operations, making Redis extremely fast as a simple key-value store. The speed and ease of using
SET should not...