We love Redis
March 13, 2019

We love Redis

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Redis

We use Redis for caching for our APIs. It's been rock solid since we made the switch from Memcached to Redis. Memcached was starting to be problematic for us, so Redis was a natural next choice for our caching needs. Aside from being stable and "just working" the tooling is far superior than other caching services I've used. It can be deployed easily as a docker container as well.

Pros

  • Cacheing APIs - this is where it shines for us
  • Quick in memory database of key value pairs
  • The tooling around Redis provides insight into what you are caching and provides easy methods to clear some caches and not all

Cons

  • New versions of the tooling are not easy to install compared to previous generations
  • Redis has been a great, free solution for our cacheing needs, replacing the older memcached.
Yes - Redis replaced Memcached. Memcached was becoming problematic - not being stable and reporting errors in the cache. Upgrading Memcached did not solve any of the issues, so we decided to try out Redis - we were pleasantly surprised on how it just worked.
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We needed a low or no cost solution, that was performant, for our caching needs - Redis filled that.
We chose Redis over Memcached and Couchbase for its performance, cost, support, and ease of use. Couchbase probably would have worked as well, but it seemed a bit overkill for our use cases.
Redis provides a great caching layer plain and simple. It's rock solid and just works. I'm not sure if my Redis instances have ever gone down.

I'd highly recommend it for caching or in memory key values stores. I'd consider other options if you have to store your data long term.

Redis Software Feature Ratings

Performance
10
Availability
10
Concurrency
10
Security
7
Scalability
10
Data model flexibility
9
Deployment model flexibility
9

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