What is Redis?
What Redis is and what it can be used for are two different things. Formally, its documentation defines Redis as an “open-source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store.” In practice, Redis has proven to be very versatile. It can be used both as a NoSQL database and as a cache to improve relational database management systems (RDBMS) such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.
Each version of Redis has three levels of stability, Unstable, Release Candidate, and Stable. The following is a brief description of the use case for each of them.
- Unstable. This is the right version for developers looking to contribute directly to the Redis project. This version tests bleeding-edge features and performance improvements that will one day become part of the stable version.
- Release Candidate. Usually, this is the version recommended for developers who want to test the features of the new stable version before its official release. This branch is more mature than the Unstable and usually undergoes few modifications before going to the stable level.
- Stable. This is the version recommended for active development of Redis-based applications, especially for those that will be used in production environments.
Why Use Redis?
Redis has quickly become synonymous with speed. While it can be used in multiple use cases, Redis is generally a popular alternative for achieving objectives such as those described below.
- Implementation of highly available in-memory cache to reduce data access latency in data-intensive databases.
- Temporarily storage of data that can be used by different instances.
- Store website sessions across many servers
- Broadcasting different messages so servers that listen to a specific channel can trigger certain actions based on such messages
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