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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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Messaging with Redis technologies

In distributed systems design, a popular usage pattern is to implement a message queue where producers and consumers communicate across a middleware platform. The producers and consumers are not necessarily running on the same machine with the messaging backend that may not use Redis's own Pub/Sub commands.

Messaging with Disque

In early 2015, Salvatore Sanfilippo announced and then released the first alpha release of a new distributed message broker project called Disque, with the source code available at Disque is based on the Redis protocol, but does not actually use the Redis server. Redis clients can communicate and use Disque; however, a number of language-specific Disque clients for many of the most popular programming languages have been released and are available from the Disque's GitHub main page.

To get Disque running is similar to Redis. First, open a terminal window and either clone the Disque repository with...