This topic describes the specifications of standard master-replica instances of ApsaraDB for Redis Community Edition. These specifications include the memory capacity, maximum number of connections to each instance, maximum internal bandwidth, and queries per second (QPS) reference value.

Instance types

Specification InstanceClass (used in API operations) Maximum number of new connections per second Maximum number of connections Bandwidth (Mbit/s) QPS reference value
256 MB master-replica instance redis.master.micro.default 10000 10000 10 80000
1 GB master-replica instance redis.master.small.default 10000 10000 10 80000
2 GB master-replica instance redis.master.mid.default 10000 10000 16 80000
4 GB master-replica instance redis.master.stand.default 10000 10000 24 80000
8 GB master-replica instance redis.master.large.default 10000 10000 24 80000
16 GB master-replica instance redis.master.2xlarge.default 10000 10000 32 80000
32 GB master-replica instance redis.master.4xlarge.default 10000 10000 32 80000
64 GB master-replica instance redis.master.8xlarge.default 10000 10000 48 80000

Calculation rules for bandwidth

  • If network resources are sufficient, the bandwidth is unlimited. However, if network resources are insufficient, the maximum instance bandwidth is limited.
  • The bandwidth value in the table is the bandwidth of the instance. It is the sum of the bandwidth of all shards or nodes on the instance.
  • The upper limit of the total bandwidth for a read/write splitting instance (as shown in the table) is 2,048 Mbit/s. After the upper limit is reached, the bandwidth cannot be increased even if the number of shards or nodes is increased.
  • The bandwidth value applies to the upstream and downstream bandwidths. If the bandwidth of an instance is 10 Mbit/s, the upstream and downstream bandwidths of the instance are both 10 Mbit/s.
  • The bandwidth listed in the table is the internal bandwidth of the ApsaraDB for Redis instance. The Internet bandwidth is determined by the internal bandwidth and is limited by the bandwidth of the connection between the instance and a client. We recommend that you connect to the instance over an internal network to maximize the performance.

Calculation rules for connections

The following example shows the maximum number of new connections that can be added per second: The maximum number of new connections per second of an instance is 10,000. The maximum number of connections is 50,000. The actual number of connections at the Nth second after the instance starts to run is 12,000. Then, at the (N+1)th second, the number of connections is 22,000 (12,000 + 10,000).


  • Q: Why is the actual bandwidth of my instance different from the bandwidth described in this topic?

    A: The bandwidth of some instance types may be adjusted after they are upgraded. If the bandwidth of your instance is different from that described in this topic, you can change configurations and select the same specifications as that of your instance to update the bandwidth. You are not charged for the same specifications. For more information, see Change specifications.

  • How do I create an instance with 256 MB of memory?

    On the Subscription tab of the buy page, you can find this instance type.