The eviction policy designates a data eviction method for Redis Enterprise Software (RS) to use when the database size reaches its limit. You can select any of the following:
|noeviction||Returns an error if the memory limit has been reached when trying to insert more data|
|allkeys-lru||Evicts the least recently used keys out of all keys|
|allkeys-random||Randomly evicts keys out of all keys|
|volatile-lru||Evicts the least recently used keys out of all keys with an “expire” field set|
|volatile-ttl||Evicts the shortest time-to-live and least recently used keys out of all keys with an “expire” field set.|
|volatile-random||Randomly evicts keys with an “expire” field set|
One mechanism to avoid this, but still keep performance is to use Redis on Flash. It can span your database across RAM + Flash Memory and intelligently manage what data is hot and should be in RAM and what data is not and can be on Flash memory (SSD).