An Introduction to Work Queuing with

Brett gave a quick introduction to the Redis data store. He introduced the Perl language wrapper module.

The bulk of the presentation focused on the use of Redis for implementing a work queue. He showed how a work queue decouples producers from consumers, allowing for efficient use of resources. He also introduced other patterns of usage, touching on some of the control issues involved. Brett also discussed some of the failover options supported by Redis and some high-availability options that are in development.

Brett provided a number of resources for his talk.

We had 6 people attending this month. As always, we'd like to thank cPanel, Inc. for providing the meeting space and food for the group.