This page describes the steps on how to create a database on the Lambda Store and connect it with a Redis client.
You can sign up to Lambda Store using your Amazon, Github or Google accounts. To simplify the sign-up process we have not added an extra email/password registration. But if you do not have any of these accounts, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will find a way to let you in.
Note that we do not access your information other than:
- Your email
- Your name
- Your profile picture
and we never share your information with third parties.
Create a Database
Once you logged in, you can create a database by clicking on the plus sign at the top right corner.
Database Type: For now, select Free as you do not have a payment method yet. Click here to learn more about database types.
Database Name: Type a name for your database.
Region: Select the region where your database will run. Currently, we are supporting 2 AWS regions (US EAST-1, EU IRELAND). It makes sense to choose the Region where your apps are working. We are planning to support other regions and cloud providers. Please send your related requests to email@example.com to expedite it.
TLS/SSL Enabled: This option encrypts the data traffic but it is not available for Free clusters. So you can leave it unchecked.
Once you click on Create button, you should see your cluster up and running as below:
Connect to Your Database
You can connect to your database with any Redis client. For simplicity, we will use
redis-cli tool in this guide but please refer to Connect Your Client section for more about connecting via Redis clients.
redis-cli comes packaged with the official Redis distribution. If you do not have Redis installed, you can get it as described at Redis Quick Start
document. Now, you can connect to and run commands on your database as below:
> redis-cli -a PASSWORD -h ENDPOINT -p PORT Warning: Using a password with '-a' or '-u' option on the command line interface may not be safe. ENDPOINT:PORT> set counter 0 OK ENDPOINT:PORT> get counter "0" ENDPOINT:PORT> incr counter (integer) 1 ENDPOINT:PORT> incr counter (integer) 2
Now you will start to see some action on the charts. Please go to Metrics and Charts section for detailed information about metrics and charts. Note that charts are updated every 10 seconds.
Congratulations! You have created your first database with Lambda Store.