Ruby and Redis

Find tutorials, examples and technical articles that will help you to develop with Redis and Ruby.

Getting Started#

In order to use Redis with Ruby you will need a Ruby Redis client. In the following sections, we will demonstrate the use of redis-rb, a Ruby client library for Redis. Additional Ruby clients for Redis can be found under the Ruby section of the Redis Clients page.

Step 1. Clone the repository#

git clone

Step 2. Install redis-rb:#

$ gem install redis


Step 3. Use Gemfile#

$cat Gemfile
gem 'redis'

Step 4. Execute#

$ bundle install
Resolving dependencies...
Using bundler 2.2.6
Using redis 4.2.5
Following files may not be writable, so sudo is needed:
Bundle complete! 1 Gemfile dependency, 2 gems now installed.
Use `bundle info [gemname]` to see where a bundled gem is installed.

Step 5. Verifying#

bundle info redis
* redis (4.2.5)
Summary: A Ruby client library for Redis
Source Code:
Bug Tracker:
Path: /Library/Ruby/Gems/2.6.0/gems/redis-4.2.5

Step 6. Opening a Connection to Redis Using redis-rb#

The following code creates a connection to Redis using redis-rb:

require 'redis'
redis = "localhost", port: 6379, db: 11)
redis.set("mykey", "hello world")

To adapt this example to your code, make sure that you replace the following values with those of your database:

You can find connect.rb under this directory which you can directly use to test it.

Just execute the below command:

ruby connect.rb

Step 7. Verifying#> monitor
1614684665.728109 [0 [::1]:50918] "select" "11"
1614684665.728294 [11 [::1]:50918] "set" "mykey" "hello world"
1614684665.728435 [11 [::1]:50918] "get" "mykey"

Redis Marketplace#

Redis Marketplace is like an “App Store” for Redis sample apps. You can easily find apps for your preferred frameworks and languages. Below are few of these apps. Click here to access the complete lists of apps

Rate-Limiting app in Ruby on Rails#


Rate Limiting app built in Ruby on Rails

Leaderboard app in Ruby on Rails#


How to implement leaderboard app in Ruby on Rails

Further References#