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asyncio (PEP 3156) Redis support

Project description

asyncio (PEP 3156) Redis client library.


hiredis parser Yes
Pure-python parser Yes
Low-level & High-level APIs Yes
Connections Pool Yes
Pipelining support Yes
Pub/Sub support Yes
SSL/TLS support Yes
Sentinel support Yes [1]
Redis Cluster support WIP
Trollius (python 2.7) No
Tested CPython versions 3.5, 3.6 [2]
Tested PyPy3 versions 5.9.0
Tested for Redis server 2.6, 2.8, 3.0, 3.2, 4.0
Support for dev Redis server through low-level API
[1]Sentinel support is available in master branch. This feature is not yet stable and may have some issues.
[2]For Python 3.3, 3.4 support use aioredis v0.3.

Usage examples

Simple low-level interface:

import asyncio
import aioredis

loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()

async def go():
    conn = await aioredis.create_connection(
        'redis://localhost', loop=loop)
    await conn.execute('set', 'my-key', 'value')
    val = await conn.execute('get', 'my-key')
    await conn.wait_closed()
# will print 'value'

Simple high-level interface:

import asyncio
import aioredis

loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()

async def go():
    redis = await aioredis.create_redis(
        'redis://localhost', loop=loop)
    await redis.set('my-key', 'value')
    val = await redis.get('my-key')
    await redis.wait_closed()
# will print 'value'

Connections pool:

import asyncio
import aioredis

loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()

async def go():
    pool = await aioredis.create_pool(
        minsize=5, maxsize=10,
    await pool.execute('set', 'my-key', 'value')
    print(await pool.execute('get', 'my-key'))
    # graceful shutdown
    await pool.wait_closed()


Simple high-level interface with connections pool:

import asyncio
import aioredis

loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()

async def go():
    redis = await aioredis.create_redis_pool(
        minsize=5, maxsize=10,
    await redis.set('my-key', 'value')
    val = await redis.get('my-key')
    await redis.wait_closed()
# will print 'value'



hiredis is preferred requirement. Pure-python protocol parser is implemented as well and can be used through parser parameter.


Benchmarks can be found here:

Discussion list

aio-libs google group:!forum/aio-libs

Or gitter room:


The aioredis is offered under MIT license.


1.1.0 (2018-02-16)


  • Implement new commands: wait, touch, swapdb, unlink (see #376);
  • Add async_op argument to flushall and flushdb commands (see #364, and #370);


  • Important! Fix Sentinel sentinel client with pool minsize greater than 1 (see #380);
  • Fix SentinelPool.discover_timeout usage (see #379);
  • Fix Receiver hang on disconnect (see #354, and #366);
  • Fix an issue with subscribe/psubscribe with empty pool (see #351, and #355);
  • Fix an issue when StreamReader’s feed_data is called before set_parser (see #347);


  • Update dependencies versions;
  • Multiple test fixes;

1.0.0 (2017-11-17)


  • Important! Drop Python 3.3, 3.4 support; (see #321, #323 and #326);
  • Important! Connections pool has been refactored; now create_redis function will yield Redis instance instead of RedisPool (see #129);
  • Important! Change sorted set commands reply format: return list of tuples instead of plain list for commands accepting withscores argument (see #334);
  • Important! Change hscan command reply format: return list of tuples instead of mixed key-value list (see #335);
  • Implement Redis URI support as supported address argument value (see #322);
  • Dropped create_reconnecting_redis, create_redis_pool should be used instead;
  • Implement custom StreamReader (see #273);
  • Implement Sentinel support (see #181);
  • Implement pure-python parser (see #212);
  • Add migrate_keys command (see #187);
  • Add zrevrangebylex command (see #201);
  • Add command, command_count, command_getkeys and command_info commands (see #229);
  • Add ping support in pubsub connection (see #264);
  • Add exist parameter to zadd command (see #288);
  • Add MaxClientsError and implement ReplyError specialization (see #325);
  • Add encoding parameter to sorted set commands (see #289);


  • Fix CancelledError in conn._reader_task (see #301);
  • Fix pending commands cancellation with CancelledError, use explicit exception instead of calling cancel() method (see #316);
  • Correct error message on Sentinel discovery of master/slave with password (see #327);
  • Fix bytearray support as command argument (see #329);
  • Fix critical bug in patched asyncio.Lock (see #256);
  • Fix Multi/Exec transaction canceled error (see #225);
  • Add missing arguments to create_redis and create_redis_pool;
  • Fix deprecation warning (see #191);
  • Make correct __aiter__() (see #192);
  • Backward compatibility fix for with (yield from pool) as conn: (see #205);
  • Fixed pubsub receiver stop() (see #211);


  • Multiple test fixes;
  • Add PyPy3 to build matrix;
  • Update dependencies versions;
  • Add missing Python 3.6 classifier;

0.3.5 (2017-11-08)


  • Fix for indistinguishable futures cancellation with asyncio.CancelledError (see #316), cherry-picked from master;

0.3.4 (2017-10-25)


  • Fix time command result decoding when using connection-wide encoding setting (see #266);

0.3.3 (2017-06-30)


  • Critical bug fixed in patched asyncio.Lock (see #256);

0.3.2 (2017-06-21)


  • Added zrevrangebylex command (see #201), cherry-picked from master;
  • Add connection timeout (see #221), cherry-picked from master;


  • Fixed pool close warning (see #239 and #236), cherry-picked from master;
  • Fixed asyncio Lock deadlock issue (see #231 and #241);

0.3.1 (2017-05-09)


  • Fix pubsub Receiver missing iter() method (see #203);

0.3.0 (2017-01-11)


  • Pub/Sub connection commands accept Channel instances (see #168);
  • Implement new Pub/Sub MPSC (multi-producers, single-consumer) Queue – aioredis.pubsub.Receiver (see #176);
  • Add module providing abstract base classes defining interface for basic lib components; (see #176);
  • Implement Geo commands support (see #177 and #179);


  • Minor tests fixes;


  • Update examples and docs to use async/await syntax also keeping yield from examples for history (see #173);
  • Reflow Travis CI configuration; add Python 3.6 section (see #170);
  • Add AppVeyor integration to run tests on Windows (see #180);
  • Update multiple development requirements;

0.2.9 (2016-10-24)


  • Allow multiple keys in EXISTS command (see #156 and #157);


  • Close RedisPool when connection to Redis failed (see #136);
  • Add simple INFO command argument validation (see #140);
  • Remove invalid uses of next()


  • Update devel.rst docs; update Pub/Sub Channel docs (cross-refs);
  • Update to include docs, examples and tests in source bundle;

0.2.8 (2016-07-22)


  • Add hmset_dict command (see #130);
  • Add RedisConnection.address property;
  • RedisPool minsize/maxsize must not be None;
  • Implement close()/wait_closed()/closed interface for pool (see #128);


  • Add test for hstrlen;
  • Test fixes


  • Enable Redis 3.2.0 on Travis;
  • Add spell checking when building docs (see #132);
  • Documentation updated;

0.2.7 (2016-05-27)

  • create_pool() minsize default value changed to 1;
  • Fixed cancellation of wait_closed (see #118);
  • Fixed time() convertion to float (see #126);
  • Fixed hmset() method to return bool instead of b'OK' (see #126);
  • Fixed multi/exec + watch issue (changed watch variable was causing tr.execute() to fail) (see #121);
  • Replace asyncio.Future uses with utility method (get ready to Python 3.5.2 loop.create_future());
  • Tests switched from unittest to pytest (see #126);
  • Documentation updates;

0.2.6 (2016-03-30)

  • Fixed Multi/Exec transactions cancellation issue (see #110 and #114);
  • Fixed Pub/Sub subscribe concurrency issue (see #113 and #115);
  • Add SSL/TLS support (see #116);
  • aioredis.ConnectionClosedError raised in execute_pubsub as well (see #108);
  • Redis.slaveof() method signature changed: now to disable replication one should call redis.slaveof(None) instead of redis.slaveof();
  • More tests added;

0.2.5 (2016-03-02)

  • Close all Pub/Sub channels on connection close (see #88);
  • Add iter() method to aioredis.Channel allowing to use it with async for (see #89);
  • Inline code samples in docs made runnable and downloadable (see #92);
  • Python 3.5 examples converted to use async/await syntax (see #93);
  • Fix Multi/Exec to honor encoding parameter (see #94 and #97);
  • Add debug message in create_connection (see #90);
  • Replace asyncio.async calls with wrapper that respects asyncio version (see #101);
  • Use NODELAY option for TCP sockets (see #105);
  • New aioredis.ConnectionClosedError exception added. Raised if connection to Redis server is lost (see #108 and #109);
  • Fix RedisPool to close and drop connection in subscribe mode on release;
  • Fix aioredis.util.decode to recursively decode list responses;
  • More examples added and docs updated;
  • Add google groups link to README;
  • Bump year in LICENSE and docs;

0.2.4 (2015-10-13)

  • Python 3.5 async support:
    • New scan commands API (iscan, izscan, ihscan);
    • Pool made awaitable (allowing with await pool: ... and async with pool.get() as conn: constructs);
  • Fixed dropping closed connections from free pool (see #83);
  • Docs updated;

0.2.3 (2015-08-14)

  • Redis cluster support work in progress;
  • Fixed pool issue causing pool growth over max size & acquire call hangs (see #71);
  • info server command result parsing implemented;
  • Fixed behavior of util functions (see #70);
  • hstrlen command added;
  • Few fixes in examples;
  • Few fixes in documentation;

0.2.2 (2015-07-07)

  • Decoding data with encoding parameter now takes into account list (array) replies (see #68);

  • encoding parameter added to following commands:

    • generic commands: keys, randomkey;
    • hash commands: hgetall, hkeys, hmget, hvals;
    • list commands: blpop, brpop, brpoplpush, lindex, lpop, lrange, rpop, rpoplpush;
    • set commands: smembers, spop, srandmember;
    • string commands: getrange, getset, mget;
  • Backward incompatibility:

    ltrim command now returns bool value instead of ‘OK’;

  • Tests updated;

0.2.1 (2015-07-06)

  • Logging added (aioredis.log module);
  • Fixed issue with wait_message in pub/sub (see #66);

0.2.0 (2015-06-04)

  • Pub/Sub support added;
  • Fix in zrevrangebyscore command (see #62);
  • Fixes/tests/docs;

0.1.5 (2014-12-09)

  • AutoConnector added;
  • wait_closed method added for clean connections shutdown;
  • zscore command fixed;
  • Test fixes;

0.1.4 (2014-09-22)

  • Dropped following Redis methods – Redis.multi(), Redis.exec(), Redis.discard();

  • Redis.multi_exec hack’ish property removed;

  • Redis.multi_exec() method added;

  • High-level commands implemented:

    • generic commands (tests);
    • transactions commands (api stabilization).
  • Backward incompatibilities:

    • Following sorted set commands’ API changed:

      zcount, zrangebyscore, zremrangebyscore, zrevrangebyscore;

    • set string command’ API changed;

0.1.3 (2014-08-08)

  • RedisConnection.execute refactored to support commands pipelining (see #33);
  • Several fixes;
  • WIP on transactions and commands interface;
  • High-level commands implemented and tested:
    • hash commands;
    • hyperloglog commands;
    • set commands;
    • scripting commands;
    • string commands;
    • list commands;

0.1.2 (2014-07-31)

  • create_connection, create_pool, create_redis functions updated: db and password arguments made keyword-only (see #26);
  • Fixed transaction handling (see #32);
  • Response decoding (see #16);

0.1.1 (2014-07-07)

  • Transactions support (in connection, high-level commands have some issues);
  • Docs & tests updated.

0.1.0 (2014-06-24)

  • Initial release;
  • RedisConnection implemented;
  • RedisPool implemented;
  • Docs for RedisConnection & RedisPool;
  • WIP on high-level API.

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