Redis for VMware Tanzu Application Service

Note: Pivotal Platform is now part of VMware Tanzu. In v2.4 and later, Redis for Pivotal Platform is named Redis for VMware Tanzu Application Service.

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This is documentation for Redis for VMware Tanzu Application Service. You can download the Redis for Tanzu Application Service tile from VMware Tanzu Network.

This documentation:

  • Describes features and architecture of Redis for Tanzu Application Service.
  • Instructs operators on how to install, configure, maintain, and backup Redis for Tanzu Application Service.
  • Instructs app developers on how to choose a service plan, create and delete Redis service instances, and bind an app.

Product Snapshot

Element Details
Version 2.4.1
Release date August 20, 2020
Software component version Redis OSS 5.0.7
Compatible Ops Manager version(s) 2.9 and 2.10
Compatible VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs version(s) 2.9 and 2.10
IaaS support AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack, and vSphere
IPsec support Yes

About Redis

Redis is an easy-to-use, high-speed key-value store that can be used as a database, cache, and message broker. It supports a range of data structures including strings, lists, hashes, sets, bitmaps, HyperLogLogs, and geospatial indexes. It is easy to install and configure and is popular with engineers as a straightforward NoSQL datastore. It is used for everything from a quick way to store data for development and testing through to enterprise-scale apps like Twitter.

About Redis for Tanzu Application Service

Redis for Tanzu Application Service packages Redis for easy deployment and operability.

There are two service offerings:

  • 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.

  • Shared-VM Service—Provides support for a number of Redis instances running in a single VM. It is designed for testing and development purposes only, do not use the Shared-VM service in production environments. 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.

For more information on the plans, see:

Is Redis for Tanzu Application Service right for your enterprise?

For information about recommended use cases, and the enterprise-readiness of Redis for Tanzu Application Service, see Is Redis for Tanzu Application Service right for your enterprise?.

Upgrading to the Latest Version

For information about how to upgrade and the supported upgrade paths, see Upgrading Redis for VMware Tanzu Application Service.

More Information

The following table lists where you can find topics related to the information about this page:

For more information about… See…
Product compatibility Upgrade Planner
How to upgrade Redis for Tanzu Application Service Upgrading Redis for VMware Tanzu Application Service
How to use Redis Redis Documentation

Redis for Tanzu Application Service and Other Services

As well as Redis for Tanzu Application Service, other services offer on-demand service plans. These plans let developers provision service instances when they want.

These contrast with the older pre-provisioned service plans, which require operators to provision the service instances during installation and configuration through the service tile UI.

The following table lists which service tiles offer on-demand and pre-provisioned service plans:

Service tile Standalone product related to the service Supports on-demand Supports pre-provisioned
VMware Tanzu RabbitMQ for VMs Pivotal RabbitMQ Yes Yes. Only recommended for test environments.
Redis for Tanzu Application Service Redis Yes Yes (shared-VM plan). Only recommended for test environments.
VMware Tanzu SQL with MySQL for VMs MySQL Yes
No
VMware Tanzu GemFire for VMs VMware GemFire Yes No


For services that offer both on-demand and pre-provisioned plans, you can choose the plan you want to use when configuring the tile.

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