Likelihood to Recommend
For business or personal applications, where you wish your code to remain private and/or proprietary, Beanstalk could be a good fit. If you are also interested in beginning to automate with relative ease, their tools can be a great help. Code reviews can also be a key factor in the decision, as they provide a good framework for accountability.
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Redis has been a great investment for our organization as we needed a solution for high speed data caching. The ramp up and integration was quite easy. Redis handles automatic failover internally, so no crashes provides high availability. On the fly scaling scale to more/less cores and memory as and when needed.
Read full review Pros Automation Code Review Support Read full review Easy for developers to understand. Unlike Riak, which I've used in the past, it's fast without having to worry about eventual consistency. Reliable. With a proper multi-node configuration, it can handle failover instantly. Configurable. We primarily still use Memcache for caching but one of the teams uses Redis for both long-term storage and temporary expiry keys without taking on another external dependency. Fast. We process tens of thousands of RPS and it doesn't skip a beat. Read full review Cons Interface is not always intuitive, some areas are easier than others to navigate. Price plans are a little odd. However, they do seem to be flexible if a plan does not quite fit your needs. Read full review We had some difficulty scaling Redis without it becoming prohibitively expensive. Redis has very simple search capabilities, which means its not suitable for all use cases. Redis doesn't have good native support for storing data in object form and many libraries built over it return data as a string, meaning you need build your own serialization layer over it. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We will definitely continue using Redis because: 1. It is free and open source. 2. We already use it in so many applications, it will be hard for us to let go. 3. There isn't another competitive product that we know of that gives a better performance. 4. We never had any major issues with Redis, so no point turning our backs.
Read full review Usability
It is quite simple to set up for the purpose of managing user sessions in the backend. It can be easily integrated with other products or technologies, such as Spring in Java. If you need to actually display the data stored in Redis in your application this is a bit difficult to understand initially but is possible.
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The support team has always been excellent in handling our mostly questions, rarely problems. They are responsive, find the solution and get us moving forward again. I have never had to escalate a case with them. They have always solved our problems in a very timely manner. I highly commend the support team.
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Whitelisting of the AWS lambda functions.
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If you are creating open source applications, there is almost no reason not to use
. If you do need private repositories (for proprietary or private, business or personal use),
could be an excellent solution. Beanstalk's main advantages lie in the support (which is excellent), deployment tools, and code review features.
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We are big users of
. We were looking at replacing our aging web page caching technology and found that we could do it in SQL, but there was a NoSQL movement happening at the time. We dabbled a bit in the NoSQL scene just to get an idea of what it was about and whether it was for us. We tried a bunch, but I can only seem to remember Mongo and Couch. Mongo had big issues early on that drove us to Redis and we couldn't quite figure out how to deploy couch.
Read full review Return on Investment Increased automation => better accuracy and efficiency of maintenance/launches Better insights into ongoing work and past modifications to code => lower chance of error and more efficient troubleshooting Read full review Redis has helped us increase our throughput and server data to a growing amount of traffic while keeping our app fast. We couldn't have grown without the ability to easily cache data that Redis provides. Redis has helped us decrease the load on our database. By being able to scale up and cache important data, we reduce the load on our database reducing costs and infra issues. Running a Redis node on something like AWS can be costly, but it is often a requirement for scaling a company. If you need data quickly and your business is already a positive ROI, Redis is worth the investment. Read full review ScreenShots