What is Redis?

According to Redis homepage, Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache and message broker.
It supports various data structures such as Strings, Hashes, Lists, Sets etc.


What is Caching?

Caching is the process of storing some data in Cache. Cache is a temporary storage component area where the data is stored so that in future, Data can be served faster.


Why use Redis?

  • It is blazingly fast! After all, it has been written in C.
  • It’s a NoSql Database. That’s Amazingly amazing!
  • Currently, it is being used by tech-giants like GitHub, Weibo, Pinterest, Snapchat, Craigslist, Digg, StackOverflow, Flickr.
  • In order to save your cloud database calls and eventually saving some dollars out there, you can, of course, opt for caching so the Redis.
  • It is Developer friendly and by that I mean to say that Redis is being supported in most of the languages (Perks of using Open Source Technology). Languages like JavaScript, Java, Go, C, C++, C#, Python, Objective-C, PHP and almost every famous language out there has support for this.


So that was just the introductory part of what you can do with Redis. Redis is extremely powerful and even I am also using on daily basis for the faster performance of data being transmitted between the applications.

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