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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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Docker basics with Redis

If you are already a Docker user, please skip this section as we will explain the steps to getting starting with Docker by running the official Redis Docker image available at Depending on your operating system, directions for installing Docker are available at For Macintosh and Windows host operating systems, installation of Docker involves the use of the Docker Toolbox lightweight Linux system that has been designed to run Docker container execution on these platforms. Alternatively, you can use a VM manager such as VirtualBox to run a Linux distribution to install and run Docker. To run the Docker daemon on Linux requires a Linux kernel that is newer than version 3.10 and is 64-bits. Docker's goal is to eventually run on a wide range of processors and operating systems with including Window Server 2016.

After you have installed Docker on Linux, you can make your life easier by adding your current...