How To Install and Configure Redis on Ubuntu 16.04


Redis is an in-memory key-value store known for its flexibility, performance, and wide language support. In this guide, we will demonstrate how to install and configure Redis on an Ubuntu 16.04 server.


To complete this guide, you will need access to an Ubuntu 16.04 server. You will need a non-root user withsudo privileges to perform the administrative functions required for this process. You can learn how to set up an account with these privileges by following our Ubuntu 16.04 initial server setup guide.

When you are ready to begin, log in to your Ubuntu 16.04 server with your sudo user and continue below.


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NoSQL Databases Family

Based on the article article from: NoSQL Family NoSQL databases are geared toward managing large sets of varied and frequently updated data,often in distributed systems or the cloud. They avoid the rigid schemas associated with relational databases. But the architectures themselves vary and are separated into four primary

NoSQL Databases Family
NoSQL Databases Family

Document Database Store data elements in document like structures that encode information in formats such as JSON. Common uses include content management and monitoring web and monitoring web and mobile – Couchbase Server, CouchDB, MarkLogic, MongoDB

Graph Database Emphasize connections between data elements, storing related “nodes” in graphs to accelerate querying. Common uses include recommendation engines and geospatial applications –InfniteGraph, Neo4J

Key Value Databases Use a simple data model that pairs a unique key and it’s associated value in storing data elements. Common uses include storing clickstream data and applicaiotn logs. – Aerospike, DynamoDb, Redis, Riak

Wide Column Stores Also called table-style databases-store data across tables that can have very large numbers of columns. Common uses include internet search and other large-scale web applications. – Accumulo, cassandra, HBase, Hypertable, SimpleDB