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Upstash Redis


A guide to integrate Upstash resources in genezio projects

Introduction to Upstash

Upstash is a cutting-edge platform for modern developers seeking seamless data management in serverless and cloud-native applications. Offering Redis-compatible, in-memory database services, Upstash simplifies data storage and access, making it a natural fit for serverless functions, web apps, and cloud-native architectures.

Set Up a Upstash Redis Database

Navigate to the project integration page in the dashboard and select to Install Upstash Redis to your project:

Connect with an Upstash account using the preferred login method:

Create a Redis database or select an already existing database:

Hit Save to save the database credentials as backend environment variables:

Use the environment variables in your genezio project to connect to the Redis database.

import { Redis } from '@upstash/redis'
import { GenezioDeploy } from "@genezio/types";

export class UpstashRedisExample {
connect() {
// Connect to Redis
const redis = new Redis({
url: process.env.UPSTASH_REDIS_REST_URL
token: process.env.UPSTASH_REDIS_REST_TOKEN

// Save a data in Redis
const data = await redis.set('foo', 'bar');

Note: Install @upstash/redis using npm, if you don't have this dependency already in your project:

npm install @upstash/redis

Test Locally with an Upstash Redis Database

To test your project locally, you have to create a file named .env and store the Upstash Redis credentials there. This file should be in the root directory of your backend.

Use the genezio dashboard under Integrations/Upstash Redis card to copy the Redis credentials in your .env file.


Now you can use genezio local to start a server locally that will also load up the necessary environment variables to connect to the Redis database.