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Redis for Dummies

Redis Open SourceCurious about Redis? This popular multi-model database server enables search, messaging, streaming, graph, and other capabilities – going beyond other NoSQL databases to provide the advanced capabilities modern applications need.

Whether you are a developer interested in learning Redis or a manager thinking about implementing Redis in your organization, Redis for Dummies can help.

What You Need to Know About Redis Right Now

You can read Redis for Dummies from cover-to-cover if you want, but this is not your typical instruction manual.

Instead, this book is designed so you can flip straight to the chapter with the information you need at that moment, whether it’s learning how Redis can help speed response times through caching data or using Redis for large dataset analysis.

What We Know About You, Our Readers

Redis for Dummies’ readers are managers and database developers interested in improving the performance of e-commerce, search, Internet of Things, and other data-centric applications.

We assume that readers are familiar with databases at a basic level. Developers should have a development environment available to test processes. You will find examples that use Docker and GitHub, so having a development environment to run these applications will help bring the subject matter to life. Chapters six and seven are designed so that you can follow the examples even without running them.

What You Will Learn From Redis for Dummies

Redis for Dummies takes readers through the basics by describing the four types of NoSQL databases. The book compares the advantages of multi-model databases like Redis with relational databases, which have less flexibility and often suffer from performance issues.

Managers may want to turn directly to chapters that describe the basics of Redis and how it can bring an open-source form of NoSQL to any size organization, delivering the benefits of incredibly fast read-write times, enhanced durability, and greater flexibility for application developers within an organization.

For developers who are ready to dig deeper, Redis for Dummies offers tangible, real-world examples of the performance benefits and vast capabilities of the open-source, multi-model database.

How Redis Can Overcome the Challenges of Relational Databases

Redis helps database developers and managers overcome the challenges inherent in relational databases.

With its native geo, sorted set, and hash and streams data types, Redis can enhance location-based recommendations and promotions for businesses. It can also collect data from Internet of Things (IoT) devices to enhance the customer experience.

One use case describes how traffic sensors that detect the flow of traffic can relay the message to personnel who can then make decisions to open additional lanes or perhaps discover other traffic issues, such as an accident, that may need immediate attention.

The Instruction You Need, in Language You Understand

Whether you are a manager in charge of organizational decisions, a student taking a course and in need of extra instruction, or a self-taught database developer, Redis for Dummies delivers the level of guidance you need — no more and no less.

From the initial implementation to troubleshooting, Redis for Dummies gives managers the details they need to make informed decisions and guides developers every step of the way.

Take a look. We are confident that Redis for Dummies will become a much-referenced, well-loved, often-bookmarked addition to your real or virtual library.