Modern Redis® Alternative

Need a scalable Redis replacement? Dragonfly is a modern Redis alternative that delivers 25x the performance of Redis per instance. Fully compatible with Redis API, Dragonfly scales vertically to support millions of operations per second and terabyte sized workloads, all on a single instance.

Benchmark on AWS r6gn.16xlarge. Snapshot benchmark on AWS c6gn.16xlarge. Source.

Fully compatible with Redis

Dragonfly is a drop-in Redis replacement, meaning it uses the same APIs and is compatible with all of the same SDKs and tooling. Teams that switch from Redis to Dragonfly get huge performance gains and simpler system to operate, all without changing code.

  • Redis API compatible
  • Snapshotting speed
  • Lua
  • QPS per instance
  • Async core
  • LRFU eviction
  • Memcached API compatible
  • Native Open Telemetry


  • 1260MB/s
  • 5.4.4
  • 3.9M


  • 107MB/s
  • 5.1
  • 150K

25X Redis

Better performance

With non-contending, multi-threaded processes, Dragonfly is architected to deliver the performance that modern applications require: millions of operations per second, all from a single instance.

View the benchmarks
Throughput (QPS)
3,970,000 QPS
148,000 QPS
Snapshotting speed (MB/ Sec)
1260 MB/S
107 MB/S

QPS benchmark on AWS r6gn.16xlarge. Snapshot benchmark on AWS r6gd.16xlarge.Source


More QPS than Redis


Faster snapshotting than Redis

Scales Vertically

Simplified Operations

Dragonfly is architected to scale vertically on a single machine, saving teams the cost and complexity of managing a multi-node cluster. For in-memory datasets up to 1TB, Dragonfly offers the simplest and most reliable scale on the market.

1 TB

In-memory datasets on a single instance


Less memory usage

Unparalleled efficiency

Lower Cost

Dragonfly utilizes unique and innovative algorithms and data structures, including dashtable and denseSet . This makes Dragonfly on average 30% more efficient than Redis, meaning you can achieve the same performance and scale on less hardware, significantly reducing total infrastructure costs. In addition, Dragonfly is much more simple to operate, resulting in a far lower total cost of ownership.


Memory usage under BGSAVE. Filling with 5GB of data using debug populate 5000000 key 1024, sending the update traffic with memtier, and snapshotting with bgsave. Source

Modern Architecture

A new in-memory data store, architected for today

Memory Efficient

While classic chaining hash-tables are built upon a dynamic array of linked-lists, Dragonfly's dashtable is a dynamic array of flat hash-tables of constant size. This design allows for much better memory efficiency.

High Hit Ratio

Dragonfly utilizes a unique 'least frequenty recently used' cache policy. When compared to Redis' LRU cache policy, LFRU is resistant to fluctuations in traffic, does not require random sampling, has zero memory overhead per item, and has a very small run-time overhead.

High Throughput

Dragonfly's new in-memory engine, optimized for throughput, uses a thread-per-core architecture without locks to deliver stable and low latencies. By implementing true async interfaces, Dragonfly takes full advantage of the underlying hardware to deliver maximum performance.

Start building today

Dragonfly is fully compatible with the Redis ecosystem and requires no code changes to implement.