C#/.NET Client for Redis

ServiceStack's C# Redis Client is a simple, high-performance and feature-rich C# Client for Redis with native support and high-level abstractions for serializing POCOs and Complex Types.

There are a number of different APIs available with the RedisClient implementing the following interfaces:

  • Caching Provider - If you are using Redis solely as a cache, you should bind to the ServiceStack's common interface as there already are In-Memory an Memcached implementations available in ServiceStack, allowing you to easily switch providers
  • IRedisNativeClient / Async - For those wanting a low-level raw byte access (where you can control your own serialization/deserialization) that map 1:1 with Redis operations of the same name.

For most cases if you require access to Redis specific functionality you would want to bind to the interface below:

  • IRedisClient / Async - Provides a friendlier, more descriptive API that lets you store values as strings (UTF8 encoding).
  • Redis generic client APIs - created with redis.As<T>() - returns a 'strongly-typed client' that provides a typed-interface for all redis value operations that works against any C#/.NET POCO type.

The interfaces work cleanly with any IOC and allows your app logic to bind to implementation-free interfaces which can easily be mocked and substituted.

An overview of class hierarchy for the C# Redis clients looks like:

RedisTypedClient (POCO) > RedisClient (string) > RedisNativeClient (raw byte[])

With each client providing different layers of abstraction:

  • The RedisNativeClient exposes raw byte[] apis and does no marshalling and passes all values directly to redis.
  • The RedisClient assumes string values and simply converts strings to UTF8 bytes before sending to Redis
  • The RedisTypedClient provides a generic interface allowing you to add POCO values. POCOs are serialized using ServiceStack.Text which is then converted to UTF8 bytes and sent to Redis.

API Overview