RedisJSON 2.0 Improves the Performance of Legacy Databases

Redis, the real-time data platform, is releasing RedisJSON 2.0, enabling customers to more easily modernize existing applications and create entirely new digital experiences requiring real-time access and processing of JSON document files.

This new version now comes with native indexing, querying, and full-text search capabilities, powered by RediSearch, reducing complexity for developers and all coming at the speed of Redis, according to the vendor.  

Other new capabilities include:

  • Support for atomic sub-element updates. Uses JSON Data Interchange Format (ECMA 404) as a native data type and performs atomic operations on sub-elements in-memory to increase developer productivity and improve an application's overall response times.
  • Synchronous indexing. RediSearch indexes synchronously, meaning, once an index is created, every write or update operation can be immediately seen in the next query or search operation.
  • Familiar developer experience. Fully supported by the most popular Redis client libraries for languages (JavaScript, Python, Java, and C#) and platforms (Spring, ASP.NET, Node.js, and DJango). Additionally, the official developer GUI for Redis, RedisInsight, includes onboarding guides for users to get started with the new RedisJSON.
  • Designed for the real-time economy. With the performance of Redis, these capabilities are ideal for a wide range of real-time use cases. These range from storing and updating an entire retail product catalog; to being a central repository for shopper, merchant, and retail profiles required for fraud detection, matching riders/orders for transportation and delivery apps, and much more.


"We've reimagined RedisJSON, so companies no longer have to choose between rigid schemas of legacy relational databases and poor performing, disk-based document stores. RedisJSON now offers a powerful in-memory document store with native indexing, querying, and full-text search—all at the speed of Redis—to address all traditional content, catalog, and profile management use cases for a modern document database," said Yiftach Shoolman, Co-Founder and CTO at Redis.

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