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Eric Mason profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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Redis is a great tool for distributed caching and synchronization/locking in systems with multiple instances. It also works well for non-persistent data that doesn't grow over time, for instance, you might want to use Redis to manage a queue. It's a particularly good choice for pieces of data that are frequently updated.

Conversely, due to price/data I wouldn't recommend Redis for persisted or infrequently accessed data.
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September 21, 2019

Redis is Awesome

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Redis is great for queues (push/pop) and pub/sub. It can also be used for caching though take care of managing those expire settings and don't mix permanent keys with expired keys on the same hosts unless you want to spend some time troubleshooting unplanned evictions. When looking at open source solutions to messaging, queuing, background jobs, etc. - you'll find many solutions work with Redis out-of-the-box.
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October 08, 2019

Gets the job done!

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Redis is fast, super simple and reliable. You need minimum security measures like having your data replicated and (at least daily) backups for emergencies. If you want to have all this done automatically by a simple UI, then Redis Enterprise is a must We have been working with Redis for over 5 years and we couldn't be happier.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Redis is great for any cache service with data persistence implementation. If you need a super-fast cache, you can always use the in-memory cache (without persistence) to improve performance and still get all the benefits of the service.
It's usually compared to Memcached, and in terms of performance I think they're very similar, and for some critical applications, Memcached may be a better option. But the feature-rich characteristics of Redis will position it in a more competitive place against many applications.
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September 14, 2019

Redis Rocks

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Redis is well suited for caching, as well as distributed coordination between workers. It doesn't work extremely well for cases where the data is highly interconnected, though RedisGraph may be a good solution to that (I'm not able to review it, because I haven't used it). Its variety of data types makes it possible to do some rather advanced things easily, and when combined with scripting, there are very few hard limitations on what is possible.
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Score 9 out of 10
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I would highly recommend Redis as a hosted solution. We tried self-hosting initially but gave up on that due to the overhead of maintenance. We really want to use Redis in mission-critical projects and as such, reliability is paramount. Self-hosting leads to concerns with reliability—that's best left to services for whom that is their bread and butter.
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June 17, 2019

Redis and its CSAT

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It is well is suited as an in-memory key value store for applications which require very little response time. The data can be stored and retrieved from Redis in minimal time when compared to traditional databases. It is not suitable when the data cannot be stored in memory completely.
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Using Redis to cache our most frequently accessed data was one of the best decisions we ever made.
When it comes to performing analytics, Redis is very efficient at that as well as handling large amounts of data common in the data analytics industry. Redis also acts as a very excellent NoSQL database.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Redis is great at at reducing your reliance on SQL and the cost associated with running a SQL infrastructure.We have been able to scale out and improve performance on database requests. Reliability has also great improved over running a SQL infrastructure.
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Redis is well suited for front end caching of websites and apps. We also use it successfully to manage our web/app cookies and sessions. Everything in Redis is in your RAM, so if you need anything stored permanently you'll need to turn on the persistence options, which will slow down Redis a bunch since it has to write to disk.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Redis is great for any organization that requires data-intensive tasks that quire records or require large sets of data. Redis has greatly improved our messaging EMR performance at reduced costs compared to if we built our own solutions. If you require fast response speeds then Redis is your provider. Great for back end data base processing.
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September 11, 2019

The Redis Imperative

Score 8 out of 10
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Well suited for keeping track of scoring scenarios.

Poorly suited for long term storage of data.
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September 06, 2019

Redis Review

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Redis is very useful for real-time scenarios where disposable recent information may be useful such as a location share app, mobile games or even a volatile chat. I must say, I haven't looked into Redis beyond these examples, so I couldn't recommend it for other use cases. The obvious less appropriate use would be for something such as a full database stack.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Good for a fast datastore if need something apart from memory. Not great if you have complex querying needs since it's a key-value store.
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August 27, 2019

Redis is battle-tested

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Honestly, I think whenever you need an in-network cache for a distributed system, Redis is a rock-solid option. There are no gotchas. It has been battle-tested by most engineering organizations over the past decade. And Redis Labs is the most experienced and cheapest provider for hosting it. It's not much more expensive than hosting it yourself.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Performance (61)
9.3
Availability (61)
8.8
Concurrency (60)
8.8
Security (56)
6.6
Scalability (61)
8.6
Data model flexibility (54)
7.7
Deployment model flexibility (54)
7.9

About Redis

According to the vendor, Redis is an in-memory multi-model database that supports multiple data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes with radius queries. Redis has built-in replication, Lua scripting, LRU eviction, transactions and different levels of on-disk persistence, and provides high availability and automatic partitioning with Redis Cluster.

Redis combines in-memory, schema-less design with optimized data structures and versatile modules that adapt to your data needs. The result is an adept, high performance, multi-purpose database that scales easily like a simple key/value data store but delivers sophisticated functionality with great simplicity, according to the vendor.

Redis also enables data persistence and high availability through replication and backups. Redis Enterprise is built from the ground up to serve as a system of record for any application.

Redis Features

NoSQL Databases Features
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Has featureConcurrency
Has featureSecurity
Has featureScalability
Has featureData model flexibility
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Has featureIntegrated modules
Has featureActive-Passive Geo Distribution
Has featureCluster Architecture
Has featureLinear Scaling
Has featureDurability
Has featureBackup and Disaster Recovery
Has featureReliability

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Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?Optional

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Redis Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web
Supported Countries:Global
Supported Languages: https://redis.io/clients