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Redis utterly killed it in 2010 – check out the growth in share of developer conversation

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Redis Growth on Hacker News

Hacker News NoSQL Mentions (Q110 – Q111)

I was browsing through RedMonk Analytics today when the chart above jumped out at me. Redis is a high performance key value store database, used at places like The Guardian. Like MongoDB it also includes messaging functionality for replication, which means it’s being used for developers for all kinds of stuff, not all what it was “intended” for.

Given that just a couple of hours ago I said MongoDB is emerging from the NoSQL pack I found the chart really interesting. Sadly our Hacker News data is not up to date (also note the x axis is incorrectly labelled. its data for 2010-2011) but I will be looking to get a better handle on Redis, and its developer mindshare with some solid data points. Watch this space.


  1. I have some data you might like.

  2. Redis is awesome and incredibly versatile. You can use it as a memcached replacement, as a key-vale store, as a message queue and so on.

    The only issue we have with it is that Its replication fails across the WAN for large data sets (25gb or more) and has operational issues, though.

  3. Donnie: have you brought up your issues on the Redis mailing list? That’s the kind of place where problems like yours are diagnosed and solved fairly regularly.

  4. Actually that comment was for Fazal, at first glance I didn’t get that comments go above the commentator.

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  6. Redis is not the only & one solution in the field of in-memory nosql, just the first one, check out Tarantool.

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