Redis Review
September 06, 2019

Redis Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Redis

Redis is being used as a cache for real-time locations. It serves the last known location of users sharing their location with other users in real-time, thus being an essential part of our organization.
  • Storing geolocations - Redis has built-in geolocation storage capabilities, thus saving us the time of developing the logic ourselves.
  • Serving fast info for real-time apps - To anyone who works with real-time applications, fast information is the basis of good user experiences.
  • I think the documentation could improve. It's not always clear, especially for engineers that are new on Redis.
  • Redislabs admin interface could use a tune-up, maybe being more informative and with a better UI.
  • I think the main cons I see in Redis could be that it may be a bit too obscure to new users.
  • Redis improves the UX of our app by allowing us to show real-time geolocations instantly on user connections. Given that our app is a massive carpooling app, improving our UX allows us to be seen as more reliable and stable.
  • A faster server response to our app.
  • The built-in geolocation capabilities have saved us a lot of time on having to develop that logic into another database.
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In my experience, when someone talks about a fast and reliable cache database the first thing that comes to mind is Redis.
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.

Redis™* Feature Ratings

Data model flexibility
Not Rated
Deployment model flexibility
Not Rated