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Mastering Redis by Jeremy Nelson

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Summary

This chapter started with a survey of data storage technologies, starting with the most popular, a relational database system supporting SQL. From the relational databases, we examined document datastores focusing on MongoDB with BSON documents. Following document datastores, graph databases were briefly examined finishing with full-text search and key-value data-storage, highlighting Redis. We finished the survey by examining wide column datastores.

Four detailed examples of using Redis as a complement were demonstrated with an experiment using MongoDB to store usage data verses Redis and the performance and reduction in complexity of the application using Redis for analytics in a hypothetical MARC21 catalog. The second example explored ...

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