redpesk redis binding

1. Introduction

The redis binding is a redpesk API to access to a redis server, that has the RedisTimeSeries plugin enabled. It provides all the standard calls of the RedisTimeSeries API (, those calls are parts of the so-called low-level API.

In addition, it provides high level API verbs, that can handle sets (aka classes) of Time Series keys.

2. Architecture

The redpesk redis binding relies on the hiredis library library, which is C frontend to a redis server.


3. Json flattening, and Blobs

All the high-level verbs of the redis binding take json data as a parameter Internally, the RedisTimeSeries can only store single keys in time-indexed columns.

Thus, a simple flattening mecanism is used, to convert json object leafes to column names.

As an example, this object:

{ "bar": 
  { "msg: [ "foo", "bla", "dum" ],
  { "vals" : { "x":5.6 , "y": 6.3}

Will be stored as 5 columns, whose names are respectively:

‘bar.msg[0]’ ‘bar.msg[1]’ ‘bar.msg[2]’ ‘bar.vals.x’ ‘bar.vals.y’

The support of strings (and as a rule, of binary data), is not a standard feature of RedisTimeSeriesn that only support scalar data.

As of today, there is a pending pull request to add blob support: