Introduction to Valkey

Valkey is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store used as a database, cache, message broker, and streaming engine. Valkey provides data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs, geospatial indexes, and streams. Valkey has built-in replication, Lua scripting, LRU eviction, transactions, and different levels of on-disk persistence, and provides high availability via Valkey Sentinel and automatic partitioning with Valkey Cluster.

You can run atomic operations on these types, like appending to a string; incrementing the value in a hash; pushing an element to a list; computing set intersection, union and difference; or getting the member with highest ranking in a sorted set.

To achieve top performance, Valkey works with an in-memory dataset. Depending on your use case, Valkey can persist your data either by periodically dumping the dataset to disk or by appending each command to a disk-based log. You can also disable persistence if you just need a feature-rich, networked, in-memory cache.

Valkey supports asynchronous replication, with fast non-blocking synchronization and auto-reconnection with partial resynchronization on net split.

Valkey also includes:

You can use Valkey from most programming languages.

Valkey is written in ANSI C and works on most POSIX systems like Linux, *BSD, and Mac OS X, without external dependencies. Linux and OS X are the two operating systems where Valkey is developed and tested the most, and we recommend using Linux for deployment. Valkey may work in Solaris-derived systems like SmartOS, but support is best effort. There is no official support for Windows builds.