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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
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

The proliferation of NoSQL


In the past ten years, a profusion of data storage technologies have emerged as options for data-intensive applications. Loosely broken down into major categories by how the technology stores, manipulates, and returns data, their popularity is tracked and ranked. Redis, as a key-value store, has improved in usage and popularity and now ranks in the top 10 data storage technologies, refer bullet point number 1 in Appendix, Sources, Chapter 7: Redis and Complementary NoSQL Technologies.

Relational databases, particularly those that support SQL, are the oldest and most popular data storage technologies. Starting with the large enterprise Relational Database Management Systems (DBMS) from Oracle and Microsoft, to the widely popular MySQL (now owned by Oracle) and Postgres open source systems, has become part of the mix of data storage technologies used by most enterprises. For smaller organizations, one of these DBMS may be the only data storage technology that they...