As 2022 draws to a close, we take a look back at the Redis blog posts that resonated with our readers this year – judged by how often they were read, shared, and discussed. The results reflect the company’s progress. Look how much we accomplished!
It’s far more fun to present this as a countdown, isn’t it? So let’s go.
In March 2022, we announced Redis Stack, which consolidates the most-used Redis modules into a single product. Naturally, the announcement blog post got a lot of attention among Redis users, and it attracted quite a few new ones.
In late December, we announced the latest version of Redis Stack, which is chock full of even more features.
In this retrospective, Redis top technologists Yiftach Shoolman, Yossi Gottlieb, and Filipe Oliveira contemplate Redis’s architectural underpinnings, assess its performance (with attention to competitors), and discuss its design philosophy. “For the foreseeable future, we will not abandon the basic principle of a shared-nothing, multi-process architecture that Redis provides,” they conclude. “This design provides the best performance, scaling, and resiliency while supporting the variety of deployment architectures required by an in-memory, real-time data platform.”
In November, Redis joined forces with the creator of RESP.app, Igor Malinovskiy, and announced that we’d bring RESP.app’s features into RedisInsight. That attracted a lot of attention from the open-source community, which is interested in the tool’s future. (And that future is rosy, in case you couldn’t guess.)
Not everything is a product release or a company announcement. Most Redis users merely want to get their work done… and this super-popular blog post demonstrates it.
Developers love using the command line interface (CLI) because it’s the fastest way to get things done. As this post explains, Redis CLI is an invaluable tool. “If you didn’t have a Redis command line interface, understanding Redis’ data structures and testing connections would be far more complicated,” it explains, before offering plenty of “follow the bouncing ball” instructions and invoking Atwood’s Law.
Our most popular blog post is supremely practical: a guide to help you install Redis on Windows, including instructions for ideal configuration. That includes Python installation, the Redis client library, and the challenges to expect from running Redis in a Windows environment.
This list suggests that we post only about Redis news and products. Oh, goodness, no! Here are a few of the Editor’s Choices that may not have generated the most pageviews but certainly made us smile.