Most of the NoSQL movement and buzz happened around the Map/Reduce type of storage like CouchDB and MongoDB, while Redis, mostly unknown, shines by it's simplicity. It is an in-memory database that (unlike Memcached) actually persists the data to disk to survive restarts and failures. It can help scale up write-heavy applications, but also serves as a great tool to understand how most databases work and learn to think in lower level storage terms, and can be fun to play with for small scale projects.


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A very helpful introduction to Redis. I'm interested in trying it out, even if I am never able to use it in a project.

I got a bit confused with some of the functions called; maybe a live example would have helped.

Jordi tends to mumble a bit, and his voice gets quiet at the end of sentences (I have some hearing loss, so I notice this), so it would be helpful if he worked on his presentation.

Great presentation, great sense of humour, I knew about Redis before attending but Jordi helped me understand the context of usage of this kind of tool. I really think we "saw the future" in this presentation.

Thank you very much for this introduction on Redis, but it will be useful to make a small php application where we implement Redis, thank you again :)

Excellent overview. The tips on when to use redis to do heavy lifting were great.

Interesting technology, but the presentation was a bit boring. I guess Jordie was jet lagged.