Articles about redis

Elixir ETS + Mnesia vs Redis

Elixir|DevOps| - September 27, 2016 //

Learning Elixir has a way of challenging everything you know about programming. Redis is becoming an assumed part of many web stacks, in the same breath as your database. But with Elixir, do you need it? Do you even need a database?

Heroku Data Links with Postgres and Redis

Heroku|PostgreSQL|DevOps| - September 16, 2015 //

PostgreSQL has a great feature called Foreign Data Wrappers (FDW) that allows it to connect directly to outside systems. Although the setup can be a little complicated, once it’s available you can run queries with joins or subqueries against them, insert data, create views, etc. Heroku has dramatically simplified the process of using FDW with PostgreSQL and Redis thanks to Data Links. Let’s try it out.

Organizing Background Worker Queues

DevOps| - April 23, 2015 //

At work earlier today I ran across an issue where one of our application queues got backed up and it got me to thinking about how queues are organized in general. The TLDR answer: use urgency and intensity. 

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