Interclip uses Redis to cache key components of the app so they run as smoothly as possible.
#What is Redis?
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Redis is an in-memory data structure store, used as a distributed, in-memory key–value database, cache and message broker, with optional durability.
- It's fast (the whole database is in RAM)
- It's simple (although highly customisable, Redis is quite simple to understand and operate)
#What is Redis used for?
In Interclip, we use Redis for the two following tasks:
When a new clip is created, it is added as a key in Redis with a TTL of 7 days, so if it accessed again within that time period, it is served from the cache, instead of the database.
Redis keeps a tab on the number of hits per IP (hashed IP, to be specific) and only stores the data for 30 seconds after the last request.