XREADGROUP is a command used in Redis Streams. It's primarily used when you want to distribute the stream of messages among multiple consumers (or consumer groups). This allows for better scalability and reliability in processing streams.
Below are Python examples using
redis-py, a Python client for Redis.
This code first creates a stream and adds a message to it. Then it creates a consumer group. The 'mygroup' consumer group is created at the start of the mystream ('0'). Finally, it reads a message from the group with the
In this example, after reading the message from the stream, the message is acknowledged using
xack. This informs Redis that the message has been processed and it can be safely deleted when needed.
xreadgroupfunction to limit the number of messages read at once. This can help manage memory usage.
Q: What does the '>' mean in xreadgroup command? A: The '>' symbol tells Redis to return the new messages that are arriving in the stream after the consumer’s last ID.
Q: How does Redis handle unacknowledged messages? A: Redis will re-deliver these messages to any available consumer requesting data from the stream. This ensures no data loss in case of consumer failures.