Honest hands-on review of Redis
July 17, 2019

Honest hands-on review of Redis

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Redis

We leverage Redis as our L2 centralized cache to hold frequently accessed data such as user ids, account balances, and other metadata. It is used across our entire organization for various software services and projects. For us, the ease of spinning up an instance and having it "Just work!" is what is appealing. We don't have the luxury of hiring Redis administrators, but since our use case isn't too complex, a hosted version works just fine for us. This should speak to the flexible usability with the product.
  • It's easy to manage.
  • It fits most simple caching use cases.
  • Can be clustered.
  • Highly configurable.
  • Clustering can be easier to set up.
  • Sharing data can be challenging.
  • Employee cost savings. I didn't have to hire someone to manage our Redis layer because it's simple enough to trust to a SaaS.
  • We were able to get to market quickly because of the simplicity and joy it brought to the developers building the stack.
  • The default cache choice made has saved us hours of discussion time.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
Product usability is by far the top factor for me. As a co-founder of a start-up, I need to make technology decisions that impact many areas of our business, including recruiting.
The ability to use Redis with modern-day programming languages makes it agnostic, not only to the language of software we choose today, but also to the new things we build tomorrow.
MemSQL is awesome and really fast, but extremely expensive.
It's a great solution for simple and centralized caching layers, and you don't want a lot of overhead. Be sure Redis is the right product for your application's behaviors. Sharing data can be challenging. You will have to think about how to deal with that in the future. I used a hosted Redis version, and although there was noticeable "ping latency" vs a localize instance, the latency was within our acceptable response window.

Redis™* Feature Ratings

Data model flexibility
Deployment model flexibility