Why is Redis becoming such a popular key-value data store? Here is a look at the many reasons it’s succeeding.
- Basic Strengths of Redis
- Built for Speed & Languages
- The Crowd Says Yes
- In-Memory Processing for Media
- Leaderboard Delivery
- Redis-Ready Cloud Servers
Basic Strengths of Redis
Redis is a data structure server. As a key-value data store, Redis is similar to Memcached, although it has two major advantages over that option: support of additional datatypes and persistence.
Those two features may not immediately appear “major,” but they really do set this ecosystem apart. Persistence allows you to treat Redis as a legitimate database rather than an unstable and temporary cache. If you reboot, Memcached information is lost; but Redis data remains.