What is Databases for Redis?

IBM Cloud™ Databases for Redis lets you use counters, queues, lists and HyperLogLogs to handle complex data issues simply.

Databases for Redis features

Fully managed

Developers can focus on building applications rather than handling high availability, backups, logging, monitoring, scaling, hardware setup and software patching. IBM provides out-of-the-box integrations with IBM Identity and Access Management and IBM Cloud Activity Tracker to extend access control and auditing.

Improved security

All data is encrypted at rest and in motion. You can leverage integrations with IBM Key Protect to bring your own encryption key for disk storage. All data-in-transit is secured via TLS connections, and data-at-rest is encrypted by default, always. Database backups are automatically encrypted at rest, and IP whitelists can be set for further access controls. The service is SOC 2 Type 1 certified and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) ready.

Elastic scaling

Databases for Redis allows you to scale disk and RAM independently to best fit your application requirements. Start small and grow large with elasticity just an API call away.

Open source compatible

The service is compatible with Redis APIs, data formats and clients, which means that applications that already leverage Redis can easily use Databases for Redis as a drop-in replacement.

Highly available

Standard configuration includes two data members configured for high availability to provide a 99.95 percent SLA. All deployments leverage multiple availability zones, with three data centers in a given region, where available. IBM provides a single endpoint for ease of use, but under the covers, the system is designed to be resilient to failure and reliable.

Automation aware

Go from whiteboard to production quickly with a management console, CLI and REST API. The management console supports features such as database settings and backup administration, while the CLI and API support database lifecycle events like provisioning, deletion, user creation and scaling. IBM made Redli available as open source, is a Go-based CLI, but also supports redis-cli with stunnel. Databases for Redis also offers cloud-native admin options with an IBM Cloud CLI plug-in.

How customers use it

Database cache

Leverage a cache in front of your database to reduce load on your data store, increase response times for end users and scale the read/write capabilities of your application.

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Diagram of the database cache architecture

Counting and queuing

Analyze and observe metrics for applications, like monitoring user growth, sign-ons and leaderboards.

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Diagram of the counting and queuing architecture

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