Building Databases with Redis

Acquire practical experience and skills in designing databases using Redis
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  • Lectures 36
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Redis has been used as a supportive database management system for years, although it is capable of being used as a type of main storage managing data consistency and high-load resilience. It is a simple-to-use database management system with transparent data structures and commands that predict queries, and extremely fast execution time.

This video course is a great way to get acquainted with the Redis database. Take a journey from simple data architectures presented with key-value storage of strings to other topics including hash maps, lists, sets, and more. You will become familiar with a broad range of Redis commands, ways to configure and secure Redis servers, and learn how to scale your databases horizontally and vertically. Finally, you will understand how to set up reliable clusters, administrate them, and add your own commands to Redis using the Lua programming language.

By the end of the course, you will know how to make use of all of Redis' features, from programming to administrative features, allowing you to design production-ready storage.

About the Author

Rostyslav Dzinko is a software architect who has been working in the software development industry for more than 7 years. Rostyslav has been using Redis for years either as a main or a supportive type of storage used to build high-responsive networks and web services. Rostyslav uses Redis DBMS daily, and has been successfully using it in production for more than four years, building broad range of software. Rostyslav has a master's degree in Systems Engineering and is currently doing a PhD.

I would like to give many thanks to my beautiful wife for her patience and support in this journey of bringing the course to life, knowing about my passion to sharing information and teaching people. I would also like to thank my parents for supporting me in my life with software development, and especially my father who was the first to introduce me to programming. This video course would just not be possible without all of them. And the last person I would like to mention is my friend and colleague Dmitry Firsov, whom I would also like to thank for our interesting chats and discussions on Redis administration topics. Thank you all.

What are the requirements?

  • Each video offers you the chance to learn about a single feature or a set of related Redis features, along with examples of their use and tasks you can do.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Discover the correct way to install Redis to make the most of the supplied toolset
  • Operate on Redis-stored data structures using Redis commands to build complex data architectures
  • Use the command-line client and database server to interact with Redis
  • Grasp horizontal and vertical scaling of the database to resolve failover problems
  • Create your own commands using Lua to make complex server-side operations
  • Monitor Redis activities and make your database secure for smooth administration

Who is the target audience?

  • This video is for entry-level database administrators and developers who would like to get to grips with the Redis database, learn what kind of data storage can be built with Redis. No matter what experience you have with NoSQL databases, you will find something new in this course.

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Section 1: Developing Our First Application Using Redis

Getting the Redis server, setting it up and running it with the default configuration, and accessing the Redis database using the command-line client.


Learning how to get and set values by keys in the Redis database.


Learning how to get more information on Redis database keys with Redis commands.


Learning how to create integers and floating point atomic counters with Redis.


Appending values by keys.


Discussing caches and how Redis can help to implement them.

Section 2: Administration and Security

Learning how to change the Redis server configuration using all possible ways.


Learning how to set up authentication for the Redis server.


Learning how to monitor Redis activities and how to setup logging for the database server.


Learning how to interact with Redis storage.

Section 3: Lists and Hashes

Designing the Redis authentication system storage for application.


Designing the Redis authentication system storage using hashes.


Learning commands to work with the list datatype.


Designing storage for galleries.

Section 4: Sets, Sorted Sets, and HyperLogLog

Learning how to manipulate data stored in sets.


Learning how to manipulate data stored in sorted sets.


Learning how to store data inaccurately in Redis.


Learning how to perform classical union mathematical operation on sets.


Learning how to implement friends-related logic with Redis sets.

Section 5: Publishing/Subscribing

Discussing data models for a simple chatting application.


Learning how the user can use the Publish/Subscribe mechanism for messaging between clients.


Learning how to design chat rooms for the messaging application using Redis.


Learning how to implement a multiroom chat application.

Section 6: Scaling and High Availability

Learning how to scale the database with the master/slave mechanism.


Learning how to scale database horizontally.


Learning how to scale Redis automatically with the Redis cluster utility.


Learning how to add failover capabilities to the Redis database.

Section 7: Transactions and Pipelining

Learning how to perform transactional data processing with the Redis database.


Atomic check-and-set problem solutions with Redis transactions.


Learning how to minimize the execution time of a command series.


Learning how to perform mass insertion of data into Redis.

Section 8: Scripting Redis

Learning how to extend the Redis functionality if it is not enough for project needs.


Learning how to use Lua control statements and basic types to write Lua scripts.


Learning how to execute Lua scripts on Redis servers.


Learning how to use Lua to extend Redis' standard functionality.


Discussing where to go further.

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