Redis is an open-source, in-memory data structure store that is widely used as a caching layer, message broker, and database. It is known for its speed, versatility, and support for a wide range of data structures. Redis is designed to deliver high-performance data access by storing data in memory, which allows for fast read and write operations. It supports various data types, including strings, lists, sets, hashes, and more, and provides a rich set of commands for manipulating and querying the data.
Redis is widely used in various use cases, including caching, session management, real-time analytics, leaderboards, task queues, and more. Its simplicity, speed, and flexibility make it a popular choice for developers who need a fast and reliable data store for their applications. In Threefold's ecosystem context, Redis can be used as a backend mechanism to communicate with the nodes on the ThreeFold Grid using the Reliable Message Bus.
If you don't find Redis in your Linux distro's package manager, check the Redis downloads page for the source code and installation instructions.
On MacOS, Homebrew can be used to install Redis. The steps are as follow:
brew update brew install redis
Alternatively, it can be built from source, using the same download page as shown above.
You can launch the Redis server with the following command: