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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
About the Reviewers

Operating system tips

Redis is developed and runs most applications under POSIX supported operating systems like Linux and many of its distributions, Macintosh OS and other BSD derived operating systems, and other commercial UNIXes. The Redis project does not officially support Microsoft Windows, although Microsoft's Open Tech group develops and maintains a port to 64bit-based Windows. There have been experiments running Redis with Raspberry Pi4 and Android5.


Tips for running Redis on Linux

You should disable the transparent huge pages in your kernel by running the following:

echo never > /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enabled

Set vm.overcommit_memory to 1 to avoid issues with background saving with your Linux virtual machine by swapping.