Introduction to Redis

Learn about the Redis open source project

Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store used as a database, cache, message broker, and streaming engine. Redis provides data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs, geospatial indexes, and streams. Redis has 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.

You can run atomic operations on these types, like appending to a string; incrementing the value in a hash; pushing an element to a list; computing set intersection, union and difference; or getting the member with highest ranking in a sorted set.

To achieve top performance, Redis works with an in-memory dataset. Depending on your use case, Redis can persist your data either by periodically dumping the dataset to disk or by appending each command to a disk-based log. You can also disable persistence if you just need a feature-rich, networked, in-memory cache.

Redis supports asynchronous replication, with fast non-blocking synchronization and auto-reconnection with partial resynchronization on net split.

Redis also includes:

You can use Redis from most programming languages.

Redis is written in ANSI C and works on most POSIX systems like Linux, *BSD, and Mac OS X, without external dependencies. Linux and OS X are the two operating systems where Redis is developed and tested the most, and we recommend using Linux for deployment. Redis may work in Solaris-derived systems like SmartOS, but support is best effort. There is no official support for Windows builds.

Who's using Redis?

Select list of organizations running Redis in production

Redis open source governance

Governance model for the Redis open source project

Redis release cycle

How are new versions of Redis released?

Redis sponsors

Current and former Redis sponsors

Redis license

Redis license and trademark information

Redis trademark guidelines

How can the Redis trademarks be used?