Chapter 1. Why Redis?

Why Redis? Or, why any technology? Such questions are often mumbled under the breath or asked by the more brave, cynical, or knowledgeable when encountering any new technology or service. Sometimes, the answer is obvious, the technology or service offers features and functionalities that meet an immediate need or solves a vexing problem. In most situations, the reasons for adopting a technology may not be as clear-cut or as apparent or are cloaked in sometimes hyperbolic or indecipherable marketing jargon. Depending on your needs, Redis falls somewhere closer to the obvious end of the spectrum instead of a marketing sales pitch. You may already know and have used Redis for some uses, such as meeting a data storage need or ...

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