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

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Wrap-Up

The Redis key-value (or data structure) store is light and compact, with a variety of uses. It’s akin to one of those multitools composed of a knife, can opener, and other bits and bobs like a corkscrew—Redis is good to have around for solving a variety of odd tasks. Above all, Redis is fast, simple, and as durable as you choose. While rarely a stand-alone database, Redis is a perfect complement to any polyglot ecosystem as an ever-present helper for transforming data, caching requests, or managing messages by way of its blocking commands.

Redis’s Strengths

The obvious strength of Redis is speed, like so many key-value stores of its ilk. But more than most key-value stores, Redis provides the ability to store complex values like lists, ...

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