redux provides an interface to Redis. Two interfaces are provided; a low level interface (allowing execution of arbitrary Redis commands with almost no interface) and a high-level interface with an API that matches all of the several hundred Redis commands.
As well as supporting Redis commands,
- pipelineing: execute more than one command in a single Redis roundtrip, which can greatly increase performance, especially over high-latency connections.
- socket connections: can connect to a locally running Redis instance over a unix socket (if Redis is configured to do so) for faster communication.
- flexible serialisation: serialise any part of a Redis command, including keys and fields. Binary serialisation is supported via
bin_to_object, which are thin wrappers around
- subscriptions: create a simple blocking subscribe client, applying a callback function to every message received.
- error handling: Every Redis error becomes an R error.
redux also provides a driver for
storr, allowing easy exchange of R objects between computers.
Create a hiredis object:
r <- redux::hiredis()
The hiredis object is a hiredis object with many (many methods), each corresponding to a different Redis command.
r ## <redis_api> ## Redis commands: ## APPEND: function ## AUTH: function ## BGREWRITEAOF: function ## BGSAVE: function ## ... ## ZSCORE: function ## ZUNIONSTORE: function ## Other public methods: ## clone: function ## command: function ## config: function ## initialize: function ## pipeline: function ## reconnect: function ## subscribe: function ## type: function
All the methods are available from this object; for example to set "foo" to "bar", use:
See the package vignette for more information (
vignette("redux")) or https://richfitz.github.io/redux/articles/redux.html
To use the test suite, please set the environment variables
The first two opt in to using redis at all, and the third activates commands that may be destructive or undesirable to use on a production server.
Install from CRAN with
or install the development version with
remotes::install_github("richfitz/redux", upgrade = FALSE)
There is considerable prior work in this space:
rredis, the original R Redis client
RcppRedis, Dirk Eddelbuettel's R Redis client, which greatly influenced the design decisions here
hiredis-rb, the Ruby Redis client that inspired the subscribe and pipeline support here.
rrlite, an almost identical interface to
rlite, a serverless-zero configuration database with an identical interface to Redis
GPL-2 © Rich FitzJohn.