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Redis 3.0 is still in beta. Some documentation may be missing or out of date.


Redis is a Redis client library that can communicate with a Redis database.

What is Redis?

Redis is an in-memory data store used as a database, cache and message broker. It supports most common data structures. Redis is most commonly used for caching data such as sessions and notifications (between multiple servers).

Redis works as a key-value store, but allows querying the keys, unlike most databases.

With and without Vapor

To include it in your package, add the following to your Package.swift file.

// swift-tools-version:4.0
import PackageDescription

let package = Package(
    name: "Project",
    dependencies: [
        .package(url: "", .upToNextMajor(from: "3.0.0")),
    targets: [
      .target(name: "Project", dependencies: ["Redis", ... ])

If this is your first time adding a dependency, you should read our introduction to Package.swift.

Use import Redis to access Redis' APIs.