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Create Redis database on Azure Cache

Redis is an open source, in-memory, key-value data store most commonly used as a primary database, cache, message broker, and queue. Redis cache delivers sub-millisecond response times, enabling fast and powerful real-time applications in industries such as gaming, fintech, ad-tech, social media, healthcare, and IoT. Developers love Redis due to its speed, simplicity and performance.

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Azure Cache for Redis is a native fully-managed service on Microsoft Azure. Azure Cache for Redis offers both the Redis open-source (OSS Redis) and a commercial product from Redis (Redis Cloud) as a managed service. It provides secure and dedicated Redis server instances and full Redis API compatibility. The service is operated by Microsoft, hosted on Azure, and accessible to any application within or outside of Microsoft Azure.

Azure Cache for Redis dashboard uses Azure Monitor to provide several options for monitoring your cache instances.Learn more Use Azure Monitor to:

  • View metrics
  • Pin metrics charts to the Startboard
  • Customize the date and time range of monitoring charts
  • Add and remove metrics from the charts
  • Set alerts when certain conditions are met

Step 1. Getting Started

Search for "azure redis cache " in the search dashboard and launch Azure Cache for Redis Cloud

RedisLabs Azure Page

Step 2: Setup & Subscribe

RedisLabs Azure Page

Step 3: Configuring New Redis Cache Instance

RedisLabs Azure Page

Step 4: Connecting to Redis database

You can directly connect to the Redis cache instances using the Redis CLI command (redis-cli) as shown:

sudo redis-cli -h -p 6379>

You can have multiple clients connected to a Redis database at the same time. The above Redis client command might require a password if you have setup authentication in your Redis configuration file. You can insert data to Redis using the SET command and then fetch it back with the GET command. You can also run the Redis INFO command to get the statistics about the health of the Redis server (for example, memory usage, Redis server load etc).


Next Steps

Redis Launchpad