Yesterday, Boston-based design and development firm thoughtbot released Radish, an analysis and monitoring service specifically made just for Redis.  Redis, which is owned by VMWare, is an open source, advanced key-value store. This places Redis in the realm of a noSQL database but, more accurately, it is classified as a data structure server where dynamic data types can be stored.

Redis, originally created in 2009, is still in its infancy.  Thus, many of the standard monitoring tools other data storage technologies take for granted have yet to be created for Redis.  Enter thoughtbot’s Radish.

Led by Nick Quaranto and a team of other thoughtbot’ers (better known as ‘fellow robots’), Radish monitors and analyzes Redis data on the same instance as Redis over HTTPS.

Using Radish, you’ll be able to:

  • analyze the amount of reads/writes to your Redis instance, which can correlate to HTTP traffic, like so.
  • track information like “average commands per second, memory usage, changes since last save, and keyspace size.” (here.)
  • breakdown information on high-frequency commands to determine which keys are consistently being written and unwritten to and which are memory hogs.

Take a look at a sample Radish page here.  thoughtbot is offering a free 30-day trial, so if you are serious about Redis, might as well give Radish a spin.