Lua scripting in Redis

Lua Scripting

You can kind of think of lua scripts like redis’s own SQL or stored procedures. It’s both more and less than that, but the analogy mostly works.

Maybe you have complex calculations you want redis to perform. Maybe you can’t afford to have your transactions roll back and need guarantees every step of a complex process will happen atomically. These problems and many more can be solved with lua scripting.

The entire script is executed atomically, so if you can fit your logic into a lua script you can often avoid messing with optimistic locking transactions.

Memcached does not have such feature. If you are using jedis client, you need to call eval method to execute lua scripts.

Uday Ogra

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