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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
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Chapter 5. Programming Redis Part Two – Lua Scripting, Administration, and DevOps

In this chapter, we will first focus on the capabilities and limitations of server scripting in Lua. Lua scripts provides us with options to add complex behavior to Redis without the need to modify the Redis source code. We will revisit some of the examples from the previous chapters and see how these applications can be improved and simplified with the use of Lua scripts. From there, we will slightly switch gears to focus on how the two administration topics-Redis master-slave replication and transactions-impacts your application designs. We'll finish the chapter by examining the role of Redis in a typical DevOps environment, which many organizations of all sizes are adopting to improve their delivery of information and computing resources.