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Discussion on: What is really the difference between Cookie, Session and Tokens that nobody is talking about ?.

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Denis Rendler

Actually lots of languages and specially frameworks offer support for storing the session data in databases. Now there might be a bit of a difference in the way we define a database, but from my perspective even Redis is a db since it allows storing the data long term on disk. I guess the session being stored in dbs is more common in SOA world where you could have several instances of a service being deployed. So, in this case you can either share the session or tag the user to always direct him to the correct instance.