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Python Redis & Redis Python Client

Make Python Redis super easy with Redis Enterprise

Using Redis Python (Redis Py)

In order to use Redis with Python you will need a Python Redis client. In following sections, we will demonstrate the use of redis-py, a Redis Python Client. Additional Python clients for Redis can be found under the Python section of the Redis Clients page.

Installing redis-py

redis-py’s installation instructions are given in the “Installation” section of its README file.  This is the easiest way to install python redis. Use the Redis Python pip to install redis-py:

$ sudo pip install redis

You can also download the latest redis-py release from the GitHub repository to understand Python Redis, Python Lab, & Python database updates. To install Redis Python, extract the source and run the following command:

$ cd redis-py
~/redis-py$ sudo python install

Opening a Connection to Redis Using redis-py

The following code creates a connection to Redis using redis-py:

import redis

r = redis.Redis(

To adapt this example to your code, make sure that you replace the following values with those of your database:

Connection Pooling with redis-py

redis-py provides a connection pooling mechanism as explained in the Connection Pools section of its README file. Since connection pooling is enabled by default, no special actions are required to use it. This is a substantial benefit of Python Redis.

Using SSL and redis-py

redis-py is the second Redis Python client that natively supported SSL. Use the SSLConnection class or simply instantiate your connection pool using a rediss://-URL and the from_url method, like so:

r = redis.Redis( url='rediss://:password@hostname:port/0',

Reading and Writing Data with redis-py

Once connected to Redis, you can start reading and writing data with Python Redis. The following code snippet writes the value bar to the Redis key foo, reads it back, and prints it:

# open a connection to Redis

r.set('foo', 'bar')
value = r.get('foo')

The output of the above code should be:

$ python

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The Redis Enterprise Software lets you install an enterprise grade Redis Python cluster in your environment of choice, whether an on-premises (on-prem) data-center or your preferred Redis cloud platform. It gives you full control of your data and configuration – no clustering or sharding knowledge required!

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For more information on using Redis Labs’ products and services with Redis Python please see the Howto page.