Posted by: terryhowe | June 29, 2017

Redis Test Drive

I’ve wanted to test drive Redis for a while.  It seems like often when I’m standing up some application it uses Redis, so what is all the hype about.  I went through the tutorial today and wrote a simple application.  Initially I was not terribly impressed since the types of data structures you can store are pretty simple.  There are several different basic data structures that you can use like a list, set, hash,… but each one is pretty much name value.  What I loved about Mongo is you can jam a complex data structure in and get it out and one shot and Redis doesn’t do that.  What is cool about it is the speed for data set and get since it is best used as a replacement for something like memcache.  I also like the idea of simple pub/sub messaging for simple IPC.

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