Create a Redis database on Heroku

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Ajeet Raina, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager at Redis

Heroku is a cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) supporting multiple programming languages that is used as a web application deployment model. Heroku lets the developer build, run and scale applications in a similar manner across all the languages(Java, Node.js, Scala, Clojure, Python, PHP, Ruby and Go).

Using Redis Enterprise Cloud directly#

You can quickly and easily get your apps up and running with Redis Enterprise Cloud directly. Follow the below steps:

Step 1. Create Redis Enterprise Cloud#

Create your free Redis Enterprise Cloud account. Follow this link to create a Redis Enterprise Cloud subscription and database as shown below:


Save the database endpoint URL and password for future reference.

Step 2. Create a Heroku account#

If you are using Heroku for the first time, create your new Heroku account through this link.


Step 3. Install Heroku CLI on your system#

brew install heroku

Step 4. Login to Heroku#

heroku login
heroku: Press any key to open up the browser to login or q to exit:
Opening browser to
Logging in... done
Logged in as your_email_address

Step 5. Connect your application to Redis Enterprise Cloud#

For this demonstration, we will be using a Sample Rate Limiting application.

Clone the repository#

git clone

Run the commands below to get a functioning Git repository that contains a simple application as well as a package.json file.

heroku create
Creating app... done, ⬢ lit-bayou-75670 |


Step 6. Setting up Environmental variable#

Go to the Heroku dashboard, click "Settings" and set REDIS_ENDPOINT_URI and REDIS_PASSWORD under the Config Vars. Refer to Step 1 for the correct values to use.


Step 7. Pushing the code to Git#

git push heroku
remote: -----> Build succeeded!
remote: -----> Discovering process types
remote: Procfile declares types -> web
remote: -----> Compressing...
remote: Done: 32.9M
remote: -----> Launching...
remote: Released v5
remote: deployed to Heroku
remote: Verifying deploy... done.
* [new branch] main -> main

Check the logs:

heroku logs --tail
2021-03-27T03:48:30.000000+00:00 app[api]: Build succeeded
2021-03-27T03:48:33.956884+00:00 heroku[web.1]: Starting process with command `node server/index.js`
2021-03-27T03:48:36.196827+00:00 app[web.1]: App listening on port 11893

Step 8. Accessing the app#


Next Steps#