Redis (3.0)

A Redis profile is used to read and write data in a Redis database and can be accessed by real-time workflows using Aggregation agents.

The Redis profile is loaded when you start a workflow that depends on it. Changes to the profile become effective when you restart the workflow.

The Redis profile has been verified on Redis Labs Enterprise Cluster (RLEC).


To create a new Redis profile, click the New Configuration  button in the upper left part of the  Desktop window, and then select Redis Profile from the menu.

The Redis configuration contains two tabs: Connectivity and Advanced

Connectivity Tab

The Connectivity tab is displayed by default.

The following settings are available in the Redis profile:



Enter the IP address/DNS name of the cluster.


Enter the listening port of the cluster.


Enter the password of the cluster.

Operation Timeout (ms)Enter the number of milliseconds after which Redis "CRUD" operations, i e create, read, update, and delete, should timeout. Setting a lower value than the default 1000 ms may have a positive impact on throughput performance. However, if the value is set too low, indicated by a large number of operation timeouts  errors in the EC logs, a lower throughput can be expected.
Retry Interval Time (ms)Enter the time interval, in milliseconds, that you want to wait before trying to read the cluster configuration again after a failed attempt. The default value is 5.
Max Number of RetriesEnter the maximum number of retries. The default value is 30.

Advanced Tab

The Advanced tab contains additional properties that you can use for performance tuning.

The property mz.redis.socket.timeout specifies how long the Redis client will try to open a socket connection before it times out, while the property mz.redis.connection.timeout determines the maximum amount of time that the Redis client waits to read data from the Redis server before it times out.

Idle connections will timeout after the time specified in mz.redis.connection.time.limit has expired. These connections will be returned to the pool and are considered unused. The profile will periodically remove (evict) unused connections to the Redis cluster. Use mz.redis.connection.time.limit to control the time between the eviction intervals. 

Connections in use are periodically and unconditionally reset. Use mz.redis.connection.time.limit to control the time between the reset intervals. In case of topology changes the connections are reset after a delay. Use mz.redis.topology.limit.time to set the length of this delay.


When using global variables, the normal locking used by Redis (optimistic locking) can cause the code to become unpredictable, due to the built-in multi-threading of APL. One way to solve this is to use pessimistic locking, which prevents aggregation timeout threads from executing concurrently. In this case global variables are thread-safe. When using pessimistic locking the timeout becomes slower so if no global variables are used, optimistic locking may be preferred.

Use the properties mz.redis.agg.lock.method and mz.redis.agg.locktime for pessimistic locking of aggregation timeouts. The lock algorithm is implemented according to