Introduction for App Developers
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This section provides an introduction to Redis for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) services for developers, and links to more information.
For instructions on creating, binding to, and deleting an instance of the On-Demand, Dedicated-VM, or Shared-VM plan see Using Redis for PCF.
Redis for PCF v1.8+ offers On-Demand, Dedicated-VM, and Shared-VM services.
On-Demand Service—Provides a dedicated VM running a Redis instance. The operator can configure up to three plans with different configurations, memory sizes, and quotas. App developers can provision an instance for any of the On-Demand plans offered and configure certain Redis settings.
Dedicated-VM Service—Provides a dedicated VM running a Redis instance. The Dedicated-VM Service is pre-provisioned by the operator with a fixed number of VMs and memory size. App developers can then use one of those pre-provisioned VMs.
Shared-VM Service—Provides support for a number of Redis instances running in a single VM. It is designed for testing and development. The Shared-VM instances are pre-provisioned by the operator with a fixed number of instances and memory size. App developers can then use one of these pre-provisioned instances.
PCF Dev is a small footprint version of PCF that’s small enough to run on a local developer machine. For more information, see https://pivotal.io/pcf-dev.
Sample ruby code that uses PCF can be found here https://github.com/pivotal-cf/cf-redis-example-app.
To learn more about Redis itself, see redis.io.