Harness the power of Redis to integrate and manage your projects efficientlyAbout This BookLearn how to use Redis's data types efficiently to manage large data setsScale Redis to multiple servers with Twemproxy, Redis Sentinel, and Redis ClusterA fast-paced guide, full of real-world examples to help you get the best out of the features offered by RedisWho This Book Is ForIf you are a competent developer with experience of working with data structure servers and want to boost your project's performance by learning about features of Redis, then this book is for you.What You Will LearnBuild analytics applications using Bitmaps and HyperloglogsEnhance scalability with Twemproxy, Redis Sentinel, and Redis ClusterBuild a Time Series implementation in Node.js and RedisCreate your own Redis commands by extending Redis with LuaGet to know security techniques to protect your data (SSL encryption, firewall rules, basic authorization)Persist data to disk and learn the trade-offs of AOF and RDBUnderstand how to use Node.js, PHP, Python, and Ruby clients for RedisAvoid common pitfalls when designing your next solutionIn DetailRedis is the most popular in-memory key-value data store. It’s very lightweight and its data types give it an edge over the other competitors. If you need an in-memory database or a high-performance cache system that is simple to use and highly scalable, Redis is what you need.Redis Essentials is a fast-paced guide that teaches the fundamentals on data types, explains how to manage data through commands, and shares experiences from big players in the industry.We start off by explaining the basics of Redis followed by the various data types such as Strings, hashes, lists, and more. Next, Common pitfalls for various scenarios are described, followed by solutions to ensure you do not fall into common traps.After this, major differences between client implementations in PHP, Python, and Ruby are presented. Next, you will learn how to extend Redis with Lua, get to know security techniques such as basic authorization, firewall rules, and SSL encryption, and discover how to use Twemproxy, Redis Sentinel, and Redis Cluster to scale infrastructures horizontally. At the end of this book, you will be able to utilize all the essential features of Redis to optimize your project's performance.Style and approachA practical guide that offers the foundation upon which you can begin to understand the capabilities of Redis using a step-by-step approach. This book is full of real-world problems and in-depth knowledge of the concepts and features of Redis, with plenty of examples.