We are self-hosted institute and were wondering what does Redis Cache Buildingblock do? I've read that you need a separate server to communicate with the Building block, so what are the benefits of using this?
Redis Cache is a caching framework, so with the Redis Cache Building Block, we can have Blackboard Learn leverage the advantages of caching to help your Learn instance run efficiently. If you take a look at the help article Optimization: Application Caching - Blackboard Help it'll briefly explain that the B2 enables Learn's caching framework to use Redis as an additional type of memory store outside of the JVM Heap.
For more details on Redis Cahing see Advanced Caching with Redis Cache - Blackboard Help
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