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Redis client built on top of Cats Effect, Fs2 and the async Java client Lettuce.

Quick Start

import cats.effect.*
import cats.implicits.*
import dev.profunktor.redis4cats.Redis
import dev.profunktor.redis4cats.effect.Log.Stdout.given

object QuickStart extends IOApp.Simple:

  val run: IO[Unit] =
    Redis[IO].utf8("redis://localhost").use { redis =>
        _ <- redis.set("foo", "123")
        x <- redis.get("foo")
        _ <- redis.setNx("foo", "should not happen")
        y <- redis.get("foo")
        _ <- IO(println(x === y)) // true
      yield ()

The API is quite stable and heavily used in production. However, binary compatibility is not guaranteed across versions for now.

If you like it, give it a ⭐ ! If you think we could do better, please let us know!


The 1.x.x series is built on Cats Effect 3 whereas the 0.x.x series is built on Cats Effect 2.


Add this to your build.sbt for the Effects API (depends on cats-effect):

libraryDependencies += "dev.profunktor" %% "redis4cats-effects" % Version

Add this for the Streams API (depends on fs2 and cats-effect):

libraryDependencies += "dev.profunktor" %% "redis4cats-streams" % Version

Log4cats support

redis4cats needs a logger for internal use and provides instances for log4cats. It is the recommended logging library:

libraryDependencies += "dev.profunktor" %% "redis4cats-log4cats" % Version

Running the tests locally

Start both a single Redis node and a cluster using docker-compose:

> docker-compose up
> sbt +test

If you are trying to run cluster mode tests on macOS you might receive host not found errors. As a workaround add new environment variable in docker-compose.yml for RedisCluster: IP=

The environment section should look like this:

      - INITIAL_PORT=30001
      - DEBUG=false
      - IP=

Code of Conduct

See the Code of Conduct


Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this project except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

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