Five Key Takeaways for Developing with Redis

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Keep Track of Your Keys

Databases store data, but any developer can lose track of some of the data they're putting into Redis. This is only natural, due to an application's requirements changing or to changes in the way a database may store data. Perhaps some of the keys have not been expired, or maybe a module of the application has been retired.

Whatever the case, chances are that some of the data in a Redis database is no longer used and taking up space with no purpose. Redis' schema-less nature makes it extremely difficult to make sense of a dataset's contents without a solid nomenclature for keys. Using a proper naming methodology for your keys can make housekeeping of your database much easier.

Modern applications have a general list of needs to not only survive, but thrive in today's fast-paced cloud environments. These include low response times (less than 100 milliseconds), limitless scalability, high availability and optimal performance. Redis, an open source data structure server, has proven to be one of the most popular options with developers among a bevy of modern database options for speed and performance.

Many of the leading use cases for using Redis are also the most demanding, including social applications and online advertising and gaming.

According to Itamar Haber, chief developers advocate at Redis Labs, developing an application with Redis can be a lot of fun, but you should keep a few points in mind while designing a Redis-based application to get the most from the lightning-fast database. This slideshow features a list of the top five priorities a developer should pay attention to when using Redis.

 

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