Redis Is Not Just Caching Platform (RedisConf 2021)

RedisConf 2021 has been concluded on Apr 4th with 60+ sessions focused on using Redis as technology to discover the power of real-time data. Redis being the opensource in-memory data store is not just limited to caching and increasing its usage as database & message broker as well. This article summarizes key takeaways out of the keynote delivered by Ofer Bengal (Redis Labs Co-Founder and CEO), and Yiftach Shoolman (Co-Founder…

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Why caching and in-memory data grid is no longer an afterthought

Caching

Evolution of Caching Technologies In an early stage, caching started with simply putting data into memory (also known as local caching) in the same process node (e.g. application server). Gradually it evolved with externalizing the cache as a separate process node and eventually re-engineered to adopt distributed computing architecture. In the current landscape, most of the caching system architecture uses in-memory data grid technology, which is essentially a part of…

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