18 January 2013


A few posts I wrote while exploring Redis, which gives a very high level overview and a sample proof of concept application.

A Quick Overview Of Redis

Redis has gotten a lot of positive hype over the last few years, so I decided to make it the first NoSQL database I would investigate.

Calculating Velocity Scores at the Speed of Redis

To really get a feel for a technology, you have to at least build a proof of concept application using it. Building a simple application that uses Redis as an in memory hash table isn't very interesting, so I was searching for something that would test some of the more advanced features of Redis.

One Large Redis or Many Smaller Shards?

A critical look at Redis, outlining some things to watch out for when running large Redis instances, making the case for many smaller instances instead.