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Version: ZIO 2.x

ZIO Redis

ZIO Redis is a ZIO native Redis client.


ZIO Redis is in the experimental phase of development, but its goals are:

  • Type Safety
  • Performance
  • Minimum Dependency
  • ZIO Native


Since the ZIO Redis is in the experimental phase, it is not released yet.


To execute our ZIO Redis effect, we should provide the RedisExecutor layer to that effect. To create this layer we should also provide the following layers:

  • Logging — For simplicity, we ignored the logging functionality.
  • RedisConfig — Using default one, will connect to the localhost:6379 Redis instance.
  • Codec — In this example, we are going to use the built-in StringUtf8Codec codec.
import zio.console.{Console, putStrLn}
import zio.duration._
import zio.logging.Logging
import zio.redis._
import zio.redis.codec.StringUtf8Codec
import zio.schema.codec.Codec
import zio.{ExitCode, URIO, ZIO, ZLayer}

object ZIORedisExample extends zio.App {

val myApp: ZIO[Console with RedisExecutor, RedisError, Unit] = for {
_ <- set("myKey", 8L, Some(1.minutes))
v <- get[String, Long]("myKey")
_ <- putStrLn(s"Value of myKey: $v").orDie
_ <- hSet("myHash", ("k1", 6), ("k2", 2))
_ <- rPush("myList", 1, 2, 3, 4)
_ <- sAdd("mySet", "a", "b", "a", "c")
} yield ()

val layer: ZLayer[Any, RedisError.IOError, RedisExecutor] =
Logging.ignore ++ ZLayer.succeed(RedisConfig.Default) ++ ZLayer.succeed(StringUtf8Codec) >>>

override def run(args: List[String]): URIO[zio.ZEnv, ExitCode] =


  • ZIO Redis by Dejan Mijic — Redis is one of the most commonly used in-memory data structure stores. In this talk, Dejan will introduce ZIO Redis, a purely functional, strongly typed client library backed by ZIO, with excellent performance and extensive support for nearly all of Redis' features. He will explain the library design using the bottom-up approach - from communication protocol to public APIs. Finally, he will wrap the talk by demonstrating the client's usage and discussing its performance characteristics.