Posted by Rimas
Today we’re pleased to announce general availability of Heroku Redis with a number of new features and a more robust developer experience. By giving developers a different data management primitive, we’re helping them meet the needs of building modern, scalable applications. The classic example of using multiple data stores in an application is the e-commerce site that stores its valuable financial information in a relational database while the user session tokens are saved in a key-value store like Redis. This is one of the use cases where Redis has proven to be instrumental in solving problems like caching, queuing and session storage, just to name a few.
In addition to making Heroku Redis generally available, we’re pleased to introduce something new: Heroku Data Links. The explosion of applications and distributed application architectures -- things like microservices and service-oriented architectures -- means that now more than ever, developers and organizations have valuable data living in disparate data stores. The truly transformative applications and organizations are the ones that can quickly pull all of the data across all of their heterogeneous data stores such as Redis and Postgres, to provide insights back to their own customers or internal users. Heroku Data Links gives developers all of the benefits of data federation across multiple data sources without the hassle of building out a new system. Information is pulled across data stores on-demand via SQL, allowing developers or anyone in the organization to draw insights quickly and easily.Read more →