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Seven Databases in Seven Weeks by Jim R. Wilson, Eric Redmond

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Day 2: Advanced Usage, Distribution

Day 1 introduced us to Redis as a data structure server. Today we’ll build on that foundation by looking at some of the advanced functions provided by Redis, such as pipelining, the publish-subscribe model, system configuration, and replication. Beyond that, we’ll look at how to create a Redis cluster, store a lot of data quickly, and use an advanced technique introducing Bloom filters.

A Simple Interface

At 20,000 lines of source code, Redis is a fairly simple project. But beyond code size, it has a simple interface that accepts the very strings we have been writing in the console.

Telnet

We can interact without the command-line interface by streaming commands through TCP on our own via telnet and terminating ...

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