Alibaba Cloud releases minor versions of ApsaraDB for Redis from time to time to implement new features, fix known issues, and improve user experience. This topic describes the release notes for minor versions of ApsaraDB for Redis Enhanced Edition (Tair). We recommend that you update minor versions of instances during off-peak hours.

View or update the minor version of an instance

You can view the current minor version of an instance in the ApsaraDB for Redis console. For more information about update operations and usage notes, see Update the minor version.

Figure 1. View the minor version
View the minor version
Notice
  • The system automatically detects the minor version of an instance. If the instance is of the latest minor version, the Minor Version Upgrade button is not displayed or is dimmed.
  • Minor version updates may differ from region to region. The minor version of an instance displayed in the ApsaraDB for Redis console prevails.

ApsaraDB for Redis Enhanced Edition (Tair)

The rapid development of the Internet makes business scenarios more diverse and complicated. ApsaraDB for Redis Enhanced Edition (Tair) is a high-availability and high-performance NoSQL database service. It provides several series of instances based on storage media such as dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), non-volatile memory (NVM), and ESSDs to meet your requirements for low-latency access, persistence, and reduced overall costs. Tair provides higher performance, more data structures, and more flexible storage methods to meet your requirements in a variety of scenarios. For more information about ESSDs, see ESSDs.

Series type Description
Performance-enhanced instances
  • Performance-enhanced instances use the multi-threading model and provide read and write performance approximately three times that of ApsaraDB for Redis Community Edition instances with the same specifications.
  • Performance-enhanced instances provide multiple enhanced data structure modules such as TairString (including CAS and CAD commands), TairHash, TairGIS, TairBloom, TairDoc, TairTS, TairCpc, TairZset, TairRoaring, and TairSearch. These instances eliminate concerns about storage structure and timeliness and allow you to focus on application development.
  • Performance-enhanced instances provide high compatibility. Performance-enhanced instances are fully compatible with open source Redis. You can switch from open source Redis to ApsaraDB for Redis without the need to modify application code.
  • Performance-enhanced instances provide a variety of enterprise-grade features such as data flashback, proxy query cache, and Global Distributed Cache for Redis. For more information, see Use data flashback to restore data by point in time, Use proxy query cache to address issues caused by hotkeys, and Overview.
Persistent memory-optimized instances
  • Persistent memory-optimized instances provide ultra-high cost-effectiveness. The price of persistent memory-optimized instances is 30% lower than that of ApsaraDB for Redis Community Edition instances with the same capacity. The performance of persistent memory-optimized instances reaches 90% of that of native Redis databases.
  • Persistent memory-optimized instances support the TairString (including CAS and CAD commands) and TairCpc enhanced data structure modules.
  • Persistent memory-optimized instances prevent data loss when power failures occur. These instances implement persistence for each command. The system will return a success response for each write operation only after the data is persistently stored. You can use persistent memory-optimized instances as in-memory databases instead of caches.
  • Persistent memory-optimized instances optimize the append-only file (AOF) rewriting performance for large-sized Redis databases. These instances reduce the latency and jitters that are caused when Redis calls forks to rewrite the AOF.
  • Persistent memory-optimized instances deliver high compatibility. These instances are compatible with most data structures and commands of native Redis databases.
Storage-optimized instances Storage-optimized instances are developed based on ESSDs and are compatible with core data structures and APIs of open source Redis. These instances can provide large-capacity, low-cost, and persistent database services. Storage-optimized instances reduce costs and improve data reliability. In addition, storage-optimized instances reduce the amount of reserved memory that is required for the forks of open source Redis. This series type is suitable for scenarios that store warm and cold data, and require compatibility with open source Redis, large capacity, and high access performance.
Hybrid-storage instances (phased out) Hybrid-storage instances store data in both memory and disks. During off-peak hours, hybrid-storage instances can separate hot data from cold data to ensure a high memory access speed and provide a larger storage than ApsaraDB for Redis Community Edition instances. This allows hybrid-storage instances to strike a balance between performance and costs.
Note Hybrid-storage instances are phrased out. For more information, see Sales of ApsaraDB for Redis hybrid-storage instances are discontinued. We recommend that you choose persistent memory-optimized instances of the ApsaraDB for Redis Enhanced Edition (Tair). For more information, see Persistent memory-optimized instances.

Update levels

  • LOW: regular updates. LOW-level updates include routine feature updates, such as adding a feature.
  • MEDIUM: recommended updates. MEDIUM-level updates include optimization of features and modules. LOW-level updates are also included in MEDIUM-level updates.
  • HIGH: major updates. HIGH-level updates include major updates that ensure stability or security, such as fixing a vulnerability or defect. LOW-level and MEDIUM-level updates are also included in HIGH-level updates.

Performance-enhanced instances of the ApsaraDB for Redis Enhanced Edition (Tair)

Minor version Update level Release date Type Description
5.0.10 LOW 2022-07-28 Feature optimization
  • The stability is enhanced.
5.0.9 LOW 2022-07-27 Feature optimization
  • The stability is enhanced when child instances of a distributed instance are scaled.
  • The accuracy of sort is improved in TairSearch.
  • The query efficiency is improved for sparse documents in TairSearch.
1.8.9 LOW 2022-06-07 Feature optimization
  • The service stability is improved for performance-enhanced instances that have the direct connection mode enabled.
1.8.8 LOW 2022-06-01 Feature optimization
  • TairSearch is updated to improve the efficiency of JOIN queries.
1.8.5 HIGH 2022-05-24 Security hardening
  • The configuration change stability is improved for cluster performance-enhanced instances that have the direct connection mode enabled.
  • The aggregation feature is supported in TairSearch to improve document write efficiency.
1.8.4 LOW 2022-05-17 Feature optimization
  • The stability and execution efficiency of TairSearch are improved.
1.8.3 LOW 2022-04-28 Feature optimization
  • The stability of TairTS is enhanced.
1.8.2 HIGH 2022-04-22 Security hardening
  • The following issue is fixed: The migration of large keys may fail during configuration changes of cluster instances that have the direct connection mode enabled.
Feature optimization
  • The query efficiency of TairSearch is optimized.
1.8.1 LOW 2022-04-20 Feature optimization
  • TairRoaring V2.2 is available.
1.7.28 LOW 2022-03-24 Feature optimization
  • Statistics of Tair module commands can be collected and presented in latency histograms.
1.7.27 LOW 2022-03-11 Feature optimization
  • TairRoaring V2 is available.
  • TairSearch is available.
1.7.20 MEDIUM 2022-01-04 Feature optimization
  • The performance of TairRoaring is optimized.
1.7.17 LOW 2021-11-29 Feature optimization
  • The following issue is fixed: Cluster instances may be unable to restart in specific scenarios.
Note This feature optimization is supported only by performance-enhanced cluster instances that use cloud disks.
1.7.16 LOW 2021-11-24 Feature optimization
  • The following issue is fixed: SPOP command statistics are not collected when the real-time key analysis feature is used.
1.7.12 MEDIUM 2021-10-26 Feature optimization
  • The following issue is fixed to enhance stability: An excessive number of slow logs are recorded during configuration changes of cluster instances.
1.7.11 MEDIUM 2021-10-15 Feature optimization
  • Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) information can be included in the output of the INFO command.
  • The stability is enhanced.
1.7.9 LOW 2021-10-13 Feature optimization
  • The autonomous capabilities to implement imperceptible slot migration during configuration changes of cluster instances are enhanced.
1.7.8 MEDIUM 2021-09-26 Feature optimization
  • The ray casting algorithm is optimized for TairGIS to yield more precise search results when you run the GIS.CONTAINS command.
1.7.7 MEDIUM 2021-09-13 Feature optimization
  • TairRoaring is available.
  • The stability is enhanced.
1.7.6 MEDIUM 2021-08-30 Feature optimization
  • Memory leaks that may occur during the persistence of append-only file (AOF) rewrites are fixed.
  • Statistics of queries per second (QPS) are classified. Three types of QPS can be calculated: read QPS, write QPS, and other QPS.
1.7.5 MEDIUM 2021-08-16 Feature optimization
  • The reliability of imperceptible slot migration is enhanced to strengthen stability.
1.7.4 HIGH 2021-08-11 Fixed issue
  • The following issue is fixed: Configuration changes may fail when the direct connection mode is enabled for cluster instances.
1.7.2 MEDIUM 2021-07-27 Feature optimization
  • The stability is enhanced.
1.7.1 MEDIUM 2021-07-20 New feature
  • TDE can be used to perform real-time I/O encryption and decryption on Redis Database (RDB) files.
Feature optimization
  • The memory usage of TairHash is optimized.
1.6.15 MEDIUM 2021-07-12 Feature optimization
  • The stability is enhanced.
1.6.9 LOW 2021-06-22 New feature
  • Latency histograms are supported.
1.6.6 MEDIUM 2021-06-08 Feature optimization
  • The stability is enhanced.
1.6.3 LOW 2021-05-17 New feature
  • Specific functions of keys can be retained based on keys or key patterns when data is cleared. This feature can be used in the following scenarios:
    • Restore specific keys or key patterns when point-in-time data restoration is performed by using the data flashback feature.
    • Delete or retain the keyspace content based on keys or key patterns.
1.6.2 MEDIUM 2021-04-25 Feature optimization
  • The performance and migration speed during imperceptible scaling operations are optimized.
  • Virtual IP addresses (VIPs) can be obtained over the Internet. This provides better support for clients that use direct connection mode.
  • The format of large keys is optimized.
1.6.1 MEDIUM 2021-04-08 New feature
  • By default, the statistics feature is enabled for large keys.
  • The GT parameter is supported for TairString.
Feature optimization
  • The capabilities to migrate slots and implement imperceptible scaling are improved.
1.5.1 HIGH 2021-03-15 Fixed issue
  • The issue that the real-time statistics of large keys become inaccurate when keys with the same name are written is fixed.
1.5.0 MEDIUM 2021-02-22 New feature
  • Statistics of large keys can be collected in real time.
Feature optimization
  • The failure detection capability of high-availability (HA) systems is improved when you call fork() in memory-intensive scenarios. This prevents long pauses that may occur.
1.4.16 HIGH 2021-01-11 New feature
  • Metadata can be cleared after an active geo-redundancy link becomes available. The link is built based on Global Distributed Cache for Redis or Data Transmission Service (DTS). This accelerates subsequent synchronization operations.
Fixed issue
  • Memory leaks that may occur when the FLUSHALL command is frequently run when TairHash is used are fixed.
1.4.13 LOW 2020-11-27 New feature
  • When the illegal address error message is returned, the IP address of the client can be included in the error message. An IP address allowlist can be configured for your instance based on the IP address prompt.
    Figure 2. IP address prompt
    IP address prompt
1.4.12 MEDIUM 2020-11-26 New feature
  • Flags such as FLAGS can be used in the syntax of TairString. This syntax is compatible with Memcached semantics.
Feature optimization
  • The failure detection capability of HA systems is improved.
    Note We recommend that you update the minor version to 1.5.0 or later for the latest optimization for this feature.
1.4.9 HIGH 2020-10-22 Fixed issue
  • Correct binary logs can be generated when TairString data expires. This prevents data inconsistency between the master and replica nodes.
  • The abnormal switchover of HA systems is fixed. This issue occurs when TairHash still uses the active expire algorithm in read-only scenarios.
  • The following issue is fixed: The system may not respond when an instance that was forcefully stopped is restarted.
  • The following issue is fixed: Expired keys are deleted when RDB files are loaded to instances that have the data flashback feature enabled.
1.4.8 HIGH 2020-10-14 Fixed issue
  • Memory leaks that may occur when specific modules are loading are fixed.
1.4.7 MEDIUM 2020-10-12 Feature optimization
  • The output of the CLUSTER NODES command can be stored in the cache. This accelerates the command execution.
1.4.6 MEDIUM 2020-09-28 Feature optimization
  • The processing capabilities of specific modules are improved in specific scenarios.
1.4.1 MEDIUM 2020-09-08 New feature
  • The IP addresses of clients can be passed through to operational logs and audit logs by proxy nodes. This helps you interpret logs and identify clients that have issues.
Feature optimization
  • The data collection capability is improved to minimize the impact on data shards when a large number of connections are queued up and I/O threads are busy.
1.3.17 MEDIUM 2020-08-04 Feature optimization
  • The latency is reduced when DTS is used to implement two-way data synchronization.
1.3.16 HIGH 2020-07-19 New feature
  • The security group feature provided by Elastic Compute Service (ECS) is supported to simplify O&M. To allow ECS instances to access a instance, you can add the security groups to which the ECS instances belong to the instance. You do not need to manually add the IP addresses of the ECS instances to the allowlists of the instance.
  • The TairString module is updated to support more API operations (flags) that are compatible with Memcached semantics.
Fixed issue
  • The following issue is fixed: The BGREWRITEAOF command is interrupted when you use the data flashback feature to restore data to a point in time.
  • Latency flag bits in audit logs can be modified to help you identify these bits in master and replica audit logs.
1.3.9 MEDIUM 2020-06-19 Feature optimization
  • Saved point metadata can be automatically cleared when data is cleared. This way, replicators can be quickly restored in scenarios where multi-way data synchronization is implemented based on Global Distributed Cache for Redis or DTS.
1.3.7 LOW 2020-05-19 New feature
  • The role information such as role:master can be displayed in the Replication part of the INFO command output. This allows Redisson clients to call the role information in specific scenarios.
1.3.6 MEDIUM 2020-05-19 New feature
  • Statistics of hotkeys can be regularly recorded in logs.
  • The data statistics feature is available for performance metrics. This feature allows the system to differentiate the QPS that are generated in read, write, and read/write synchronization operations. This improves the accuracy of the statistics.
Feature optimization
  • The kernel capacity to restore data to a point in time by using data flashback is optimized to simplify data restoration.
  • Commands such as AUTH, ADMINAUTH, and CONFIG do not record sensitive information when these commands are used. This improves data security.
1.3.5 HIGH 2020-04-22 Fixed issue
  • The issue that deadlocks may occur when multi-threaded engines asynchronously close client connections is fixed.
  • The issue that file descriptors in engines cannot linearly expand is fixed.
1.3.3 HIGH 2020-04-22 New feature
  • The 64-bit hash algorithm can be applied to TairBloom.
  • The final memory usage of TairBloom can be estimated to allow the system to record more accurate memory statistics.
  • The exhgetAll2 interface can be used in TairHash to revise command output formats.
Fixed issue
  • The error message that is returned by instances when an allowlist is improperly configured is changed from (error) ERR invalid password to (error) ERR illegal address.
  • Memory leaks that may occur when you use TairGIS to manage multiple polygons are fixed.
  • The issue that the default path for TairDoc is incorrect is fixed.
  • The issue that Pub and Sub commands may compete for resources on multi-threaded engines is fixed.
1.3.1 HIGH 2020-04-03 New feature
  • The data flashback feature is supported. This feature allows you to restore instance data to a point in time within the last seven days. This helps prevent data loss caused by accidental operations, simplify O&M, and protect databases in real time.
  • TairGIS can be compatible with Redis GEO commands.
  • TairBloom can be used in capacity security validation for the BFRESERVE interface.
  • TairHash supports the following new features:
    • The NOACTIVE parameter is added to multiple commands including EXHSET, EXHEXPIRE, EXHINCRBY, and EXHINCRBYFLOAT. This parameter can reduce memory overheads in specific scenarios.
    • The MAX and MIN parameters are added to the EXHINCRBY command to define the upper and lower boundaries of the value range.
    • The noexp parameter is added to the EXHLEN command to return the true length of the EXHLEN command.
  • The HINCRBY and HINCRBYFLOAT commands are supported for the hash structure. The transaction processing capability of these commands can be used to increase or decrease different fields that constitute a key at the same time.
Feature optimization
  • The use of data modules is optimized.
  • The performance is enhanced when the JedisCluster client runs the MGET or MSET command on cluster instances.
Fixed issue
  • The following issue is fixed: Binary logs take up more space than can be provided by an instance.
  • The issue that the system may not respond when hotkeys are evicted is fixed.
  • The issue that the system may not respond due to double deallocation in TairHash is fixed.
  • The issue that the system may not respond due to use-after-free (UAF) is fixed. This issue occurs when the audit log feature is disabled.
1.0.10 LOW 2020-02-19 New feature
  • The BITFIELD_RO command is added. This command significantly optimizes the performance of the BITFIELD command in read/write splitting scenarios.
    Note If the BITFIELD command contains only the get parameter, proxy nodes convert the command into the BITFIELD_RO command and route the new command to multiple backend data shards.
1.0.9 HIGH 2020-02-19 Fixed issue
  • The following issue is fixed: The replication process stops when specific complex commands in Lua scripts are run.
1.0.8 HIGH 2020-02-10 Feature optimization
  • The algorithm and performance related to traffic throttling are improved.
Fixed issue
  • The issue that the service stops because the congestion of client output buffers triggers server overload protection is fixed.
1.0.5 HIGH 2020-02-01 New feature
  • Global Distributed Cache is supported. Global Distributed Cache is an active geo-redundancy database system developed in-house. Global Distributed Cache supports business scenarios in which multiple sites in different regions provide services at the same time. This system also helps enterprises replicate the active geo-redundancy architecture of Alibaba.
  • Binary logs and their protocols are available to support capabilities such as active geo-redundancy.
Fixed issue
  • The issue that the output of the INFO command can contain the cluster_enabled information when the direct connection mode is used is fixed. This allows specific SDKs to automatically negotiate to enter the cluster mode.
  • The issue that the number of clients that are being managed is calculated inaccurately is fixed.
  • The issue that the system may not respond when a client is released is fixed.
  • The issue that the system may not respond when a pipeline contains complex commands is fixed.
0.2.9 HIGH 2020-01-06 Feature optimization
  • The memory usage of TairHash is optimized.
Fixed issue
  • The issue that the system may not respond when traffic throttling is executed is fixed.
0.2.7 HIGH 2019-12-23 New feature
  • The direct connection mode is supported. Clients can bypass proxy nodes to connect to instances by using private endpoints. This is similar to the connection to open source Redis clusters. The direct connection mode can reduce communication overheads and further improve the response speed.
  • The identification logic for hotkeys is supported. This allows hotkeys to be accurately identified. The memory usage of hotkeys is also optimized.
  • The EXCAS command is supported in optimistic locking scenarios.
Fixed issue
  • The core dump issue that may occur when pipelines are used is fixed.
0.2.3 LOW 2019-12-03 First release

Performance-enhanced instances of the ApsaraDB for Redis Enhanced Edition (Tair) are suitable for business scenarios that require high concurrency, high performance, and a large number of read and write operations on hot data. Compared with ApsaraDB for Redis Community Edition instances, performance-enhanced instances have the following advantages:

  • Performance-enhanced instances use the multi-threading model and provide read and write performance approximately three times those of ApsaraDB for Redis Community Edition instances with the same specifications.
  • Performance-enhanced instances provide multiple enhanced data modules, such as TairString (including CAS and CAD commands), TairHash, TairGIS, TairBloom, and TairDoc. These modules help you simplify code, improve business performance, and allow you to focus on innovation.

Persistent memory-optimized instances of the ApsaraDB for Redis Enhanced Edition (Tair)

Minor version Update level Release date Type Description
1.2.4.1 LOW 2022-07-28 Fixed issue
  • The issue that the GETBIT command may cause instance exceptions is fixed. This issue happens in V1.2.4.
    Note We recommend that you update your instance to this minor version.
1.2.4 LOW 2022-07-18 Feature optimization
  • The RENAME and MOVE commands are supported by using the pena_rename_move_compatible_enabled parameter. The time complexity of the two commands is O(n) in Tair, which differs from that of the two commands in open source Redis.
  • The stability is enhanced when cluster instances are scaled.
  • The performance of specific commands is improved to address slow execution issues on large keys. The commands include SETBIT, SETRANGE, APPEND, and BITFIELD.
1.2.3.4 LOW 2022-07-14 Fixed issue
  • The Errorstats – Selected field returned by the INFO command can be deleted.
  • Latency histograms are optimized.
  • The stability of semi-synchronous data replication is enhanced.
  • The following issue is fixed: An error may be returned when commands such as ZUNIONSTORE or ZINTERSTORE are run on cluster instances that have the proxy mode enabled.
  • The following issue is fixed: The SORT command may cause inaccurate calculation of persistent memory usage in specific scenarios.
Feature optimization
  • The redis_version value is changed to 6.0.9 in the INFO command output.
1.2.3.3 LOW 2022-05-12 New feature
  • TairCpc is available.
1.2.3.2 HIGH 2022-04-24 Fixed issue
  • The following issue is fixed: The key eviction order is abnormal when the MAXMEMORY_VOLATILE_TTL policy is specified for key eviction.
  • The process of adding or deleting nodes for a cluster instance is optimized.
  • The stability of semi-synchronous data replication is enhanced.
1.2.3.1 LOW 2022-03-31 Feature optimization
  • The following issue is fixed: CAS commands cannot be persisted.
  • The following issue is fixed: Client IP addresses cannot be displayed in slow and audit logs of cluster instances.
  • The stability is enhanced.
1.2.3 MEDIUM 2022-03-03 New feature
  • TairString is available.
  • STREAM is supported.
  • The intset encoding is supported for SETs to reduce memory overheads.
  • Data eviction policies are supported.
  • The performance is optimized, and the stability is enhanced.
Fixed issue
  • The following issue is fixed: SPOP command statistics are not collected when the real-time key analysis feature is used.
1.2.2.4 LOW 2022-01-21 Feature optimization
  • Storage space occupied by large values is optimized to reduce used persistent storage.
1.2.2.3 HIGH 2021-12-30 Feature optimization
  • Tail latency that takes place during data writes is optimized.
  • The stability is enhanced.
1.2.2.2 HIGH 2021-12-14 Fixed issue
  • The following issue is fixed: In specific scenarios, the usage of lists and hashes cannot be correctly calculated.
1.2.2.1 LOW 2021-10-21 Feature optimization
  • The stability is enhanced.
1.2.2 HIGH 2021-10-20 Feature update
  • The speed at which cluster instances are scaled can be adaptively controlled.
    Note During scaling operations, the speed at which old data is cleared is well adapted to instance loads. For example, more CPU cores are used for clearance in low-load scenarios to increase the clearance speed. This feature keeps the CPU utilization at a high level during scaling operations but does not affect service availability.
  • The performance of commands such as CLUSTER NODES is optimized for large cluster instances.
Fixed issue
  • The issue that abnormal slow logs are generated during scaling of cluster instances is fixed.
  • The stability is enhanced.
1.2.0 LOW 2021-09-21 Feature update
  • The storage of the LIST, HASH, SET, and ZSET data structures is optimized to reduce their usage of memory and persistent memory.
1.1.8 LOW 2021-08-17 Feature update
  • Persistent memory can be fully utilized when memory is exhausted in specific scenarios.
  • The stability is enhanced.
1.1.7 LOW 2021-08-02 New feature
  • Semi-synchronous data replication is supported. By default, this feature is disabled. If you want to enable this feature, submit a ticket.
    Note If this feature is enabled, logs are transmitted from a master node to a replica node after the data update that the client initiates is complete on the master node. After the replica node receives all logs, the master node returns the log transmission information to the client. If a replica node is unavailable or the communication between a master node and a replica node is abnormal, semi-synchronous replication degrades to asynchronous replication.
  • In the output of the INFO command, the redis_version value is changed to 4.9.9 and the pena_version parameter is added to indicate the minor version.
1.1.6.1 MEDIUM 2021-06-10 Feature update
  • The stability is enhanced.
1.1.6 MEDIUM 2021-05-08 New feature
  • Imperceptible scaling operations are supported. This allows slots to be migrated without perceptible impacts on your business.
Feature optimization
  • Ziplist encoding is supported in HASH and ZSET data structures to reduce memory overheads.
  • The failure detection capability of HA systems is improved.
  • Data migration of large cluster instances is optimized. Large cluster instances refer to instances that have a large number of data shards.
  • The scaling stability of the cluster architecture is improved.
1.1.5 MEDIUM 2021-01-15 New feature
  • Cluster instances are supported. These instances eliminate performance bottlenecks caused by the single-threading model of open source Redis. You can use cluster instances to support high-performance and large-capacity scenarios.
  • The minor version of an instance can be used as the redis_version value in the output of the INFO command.
Feature optimization
  • The stability is enhanced.
1.1.4 MEDIUM 2020-10-28 New feature
  • The usage of persistent memory can be included in the command output when you run the INFO command by using a standard account.
Feature optimization
  • The space occupied by embstr encoding is decreased to reduce memory overheads.
  • The stability is enhanced.
1.1.3 LOW 2020-09-16 First release

Persistent memory-optimized instances of the ApsaraDB for Redis Enhanced Edition (Tair) are an in-memory database service developed based on persistent memory. These instances are compatible with open source Redis and provide large capacity. These instances have the following benefits:

  • A persistent memory-optimized instance costs about 30% less than an ApsaraDB for Redis Community Edition instance.
  • In scenarios where advanced memory specifications are used, specific issues can be resolved. These issues include high latency, high network jitter, and slow service data loading during fork operations that are triggered by AOF rewrites. You are not confronted with the trade-off between performance and persistence.
  • Persistent memory-optimized instances support command-level persistence. A response is returned for each persisted write operation.
  • Persistent memory-optimized instances are compatible with most of the data structures and interfaces of open source Redis. The persistence of data structures except for STREAM is supported.

Storage-optimized instances of the ApsaraDB for Redis Enhanced Edition (Tair)

Minor version Update level Release date Type Description
2.2.15 HIGH 2022-06-06 Fixed issue
  • The stability is enhanced.
2.1.13 LOW 2022-05-05 Feature optimization
  • The stability of data synchronization between master and replica nodes is optimized.
2.1.12 LOW 2022-04-26 Feature optimization
  • The stability of data synchronization between master and replica nodes is optimized.
2.1.10 LOW 2022-04-14 Feature optimization
  • The efficiency of synchronization between master and replica nodes is optimized to provide higher throughput with lower latency.
  • The resource usage of compact operations that are generated when a large number of large keys concurrently expire is optimized.
2.1.7 LOW 2021-08-12 Feature optimization
  • The speed of master-replica switchover is optimized to improve stability. Master-replica switchover is also known as proactive HA.
2.1.5 HIGH 2021-07-13 Fixed issue
  • The issue that binary logs occupy a large amount of space is fixed.
2.1.4 MEDIUM 2021-07-07 Feature optimization
  • The storage parameters of storage-optimized instances that have terabytes of capacity are optimized to improve performance.
  • The stability is enhanced.
2.1.0 LOW 2021-05-26 New feature
  • The MULTI and EXEC transaction commands are supported.
  • The EVAL, EVALSHA, and SCRIPT Lua script commands are supported.
2.0.13 LOW 2021-04-24 New feature
  • Notifications about keyspace events can be sent.
1.2.17 HIGH 2021-02-04 Fixed issue
  • The following issue is fixed: In specific cases, the FLUSHALL command may cause data inconsistency between master and replica nodes.
1.2.16 HIGH 2021-01-29 Fixed issue
  • The following issue is fixed to ensure data consistency between master and replica nodes: In specific cases, a master node and a replica node cannot be automatically reconnected after a disconnection.
1.2.15 MEDIUM 2021-01-20 New feature
  • The cmd_slowlog_count metric is added to collect historical statistics of slow logs.
Feature optimization
  • Protection capabilities are improved in scenarios where disk space is fully occupied.
1.2.14 LOW 2020-12-31 New feature
  • Data verification for master and replica nodes is added.
1.2.13 HIGH 2020-12-31 Fixed issue
  • The defects of the RESTORE command that emerge in specific scenarios are fixed.
1.2.12 MEDIUM 2020-12-23 Feature optimization
  • The FLUSHALL and FLUSHDB commands cannot be run in serial.
1.2.11 MEDIUM 2020-12-10 Feature optimization
  • Memory management is optimized.
1.2.10 LOW 2020-12-04 New feature
  • Password-free access over a virtual private cloud (VPC) is supported.
  • To prevent out of memory (OOM) errors caused by large transactions, the size of a single transaction can be limited by using the max-write-batch-size parameter.
1.2.9 MEDIUM 2020-11-27 Feature optimization
  • The redis_version value is added to the output of the INFO command to make the Redis-shake tool available for data migration scenarios.
1.2.8 HIGH 2020-11-20 Fixed issue
  • The issue that the number of connections is incorrectly calculated is fixed.
  • The issue that the number of keys is incorrectly calculated when the RESTORE command is run is fixed.
1.2.7 HIGH 2020-10-28 Fixed issue
  • The issue that unexpected quits occur when the SETRANGE command is run is fixed.
  • The issue that exceptions occur when keys are empty strings is fixed.
1.2.6 HIGH 2020-09-28 Fixed issue
  • The following issue is fixed: Connection management logs rapidly increase.
1.2.5 HIGH 2020-09-27 Fixed issue
  • The following issue is fixed: Operational logs rapidly increase.
1.2.4 HIGH 2020-09-27 Feature optimization
  • The stability of data synchronization between master and replica nodes is improved.
  • The scanning performance for members of complex data structures is optimized.
Fixed issue
  • The following issue is fixed: The ZADD and ZINCR commands are inconsistent with those of open source Redis, and semantic errors may occur when multiple duplicate members are managed.
  • The following issue is fixed: nil is returned for empty strings when the MGET command is run.
1.2.3 LOW 2020-09-27 First release

Storage-optimized instances of the ApsaraDB for Redis Enhanced Edition (Tair) are independently developed based on the TairDB key-value storage engine and use enhanced SSDs (ESSDs) to store data. These instances provide high-capacity, low-cost, and persistent database services. Storage-optimized instances have the following benefits:

  • Storage-optimized instances store data in cloud disks to implement data persistence at a cost that can be as low as 15% that of ApsaraDB for Redis Community Edition instances.
  • Storage-optimized instances use multiple I/O threads and worker nodes to improve throughput on each server and support replication of binary logs between master and replica nodes.
  • Storage-optimized instances are compatible with most of the open source Redis commands.
  • Storage-optimized instances reduce the amount of memory that is reserved for the forks of open source Redis.