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How to install Redis on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Redis on macOS using Homebrew. Redis is an open-source in-memory data structure project implementing a distributed, in-memory key-value database with optional durability.

What is Redis?

“Redis (Remote Dictionary Server) is an open-source in-memory data structure project implementing a distributed, in-memory key-value database with optional durability. Redis supports different kinds of abstract data structures, such as strings, lists, maps, sets, sorted sets, hyperloglogs, bitmaps, streams and spatial indexes. The project is mainly developed by Salvatore Sanfilippo and is currently sponsored by Redis Labs.” ~ Wikipedia

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install Redis on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew install redis 

Brew Commands

This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Redis on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update             # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew search redis       # Searches for formula called redis
$ brew info redis         # Displays information about redis
$ brew install redis      # Install the redis formulae.
$ brew cleanup            # Remove any older versions of any formula

Summary

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Redis on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.