How you can benefit from using Redis

05/27/2014 - 17:20 to 18:00
long talk (40 min)

Session abstract: 

All the cool cats are using Redis, and with a reason: It's fast, it's robust, it's easy and it's web scale. Redis is powering sites like twitter, instagram or pinterest, but you can also benefit from the power of redis even in a more modest project.


In this session I will talk about what is redis, what you can do with it, how other people are using it, and how we have used it at teowaki for a number of common use cases. I will talk about:

intro; what REALLY FAST means, Redis data structures, in memory storage, persistence

use cases: How twitter, pinterest or viacom use redis.

famous failures: instagram, twilio

use cases: queuing slow operations, cross-language development, atomic counters and generating sequences, dealing with temporary data in your application, redis as a cache, Lua scripting for atomic operations