Node Redis Get Hit/Miss Ratio (Detailed Guide w/ Code Examples)

Use Case(s)

The hit/miss ratio in Redis is used to evaluate the efficiency of your cache. Higher hit/miss ratio indicates that more queries are being fulfilled through the cache, which results in better performance.

Code Examples

Redis doesn't provide direct commands to get hit/miss ratio. However, you can get this data using INFO stats command which provides a lot of statistics including keyspace_hits and keyspace_misses. In Node.js, using node-redis, you can do it like this:

const redis = require('redis'); const client = redis.createClient();'stats', function(err, response) { const stats = response.split('\r\n').reduce((obj, statLine) => { const parts = statLine.split(':'); if(parts[1]) { obj[parts[0]] = parts[1]; } return obj; }, {}); const hits = parseInt(stats.keyspace_hits); const misses = parseInt(stats.keyspace_misses); const hitMissRatio = hits / (hits + misses); console.log('Hit/Miss ratio:', hitMissRatio); });

In this code snippet, we're fetching stats from Redis, parsing it into a JavaScript object, and then calculating hit/miss ratio from keyspace_hits and keyspace_misses.

Best Practices

  1. Always check if 'keyspace_hits' and 'keyspace_misses' are not undefined before calculating the ratio to avoid NaN.
  2. If you're frequently accessing this data, consider storing it in another Redis key to reduce the overhead of parsing statistics.

Common Mistakes

Not checking for zero in denominator when calculating hit/miss ratio which might lead to Infinity if keyspace_misses is 0.


Q: What can be done if the hit/miss ratio is too low? A: Low hit/miss ratio indicates that your cache isn't being utilized well. Consider revising your caching strategy, potentially adding more data to cache or adjusting cache expiration policies.

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