Apache Redis - Standalone Setup on Ubuntu

Apache Redis is an open source in memory cache store, used as a database cache and message broker. Redis is rich in data structures like strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperlog logs and geospatial indexes with radius queries. Apart from that Redis provides built-in replication, Lua scripting, LRU eviction, transactions and different levels of on-disk persistence, and provides high availability via Redis Sentinel and automatic partitioning with Redis Cluster.

Apache Redis standalone setup

Download and Installation

Redis can be installed in a stand-alone, sentinel or clustered mode, here we will see how to download and install a standalone redis with one instance only.

Install Compiler for c

$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install build-essential
$sudo apt-get install tcl8.5

Download, extract and compile Redis with:

$ wget http://download.redis.io/releases/redis-3.2.5.tar.gz
$ tar xzf redis-3.2.5.tar.gz
$ cd redis-3.2.5

Compile Redis

$ make

The binaries that are now compiled are available in the src directory. Run Redis with:

$ src/redis-server &

You can interact with Redis using the built-in client:

$ src/redis-cli
redis> set key value
redis> get key

That's it for this article, we have seen a little about redis, implementation and few commands. In upcoming articles we will see more about Useful Commands, Integration with Java, Cluster and Sentinel setup.

About The Author

Nagesh Chauhan

Nagesh Chauhan has 8+ years of software design and development experience in variety of technologies like - Core Java, Java 8 (Streams, Lambda), J2EE (Servlet, JSP), Spring Framework (MVC, IOC, JDBC, SECURITY etc), Spring Boot and Microservices, Kafla, Redis, Cassandra and Spark.