Timeseries API built on top of Redis

pip install redis-timeseries==0.1.9


Redis Timeseries

Time series API built on top of Redis that can be used to store and query time series statistics. Multiple time granularities can be used to keep track of different time intervals.

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To install Redis Timeseries, run this command in your terminal:

$ pip install redis_timeseries


To initialize the TimeSeries class, you must pass a Redis client to access the database. You may also override the base key for the time series.

>>> import redis
>>> client = redis.StrictRedis()
>>> ts = TimeSeries(client, base_key='my_timeseries')

To customize the granularities, make sure each granularity has a ttl and duration in seconds. You can use the helper functions for easier definitions.

>>> my_granularities = {
...     '1minute': {'ttl': hours(1), 'duration': minutes(1)},
...     '1hour': {'ttl': days(7), 'duration': hours(1)}
... }
>>> ts = TimeSeries(client, granularities=my_granularities)

.record_hit() accepts a key and an optional timestamp and increment count. It will record the data in all defined granularities.

>>> ts.record_hit('event:123')
>>> ts.record_hit('event:123', datetime(2017, 1, 1, 13, 5))
>>> ts.record_hit('event:123', count=5)

.record_hit() will automatically execute when execute=True. If you set execute=False, you can chain the commands into a single redis pipeline. You must then execute the pipeline with .execute().

>>> ts.record_hit('event:123', execute=False)
>>> ts.record_hit('enter:123', execute=False)
>>> ts.record_hit('exit:123', execute=False)
>>> ts.execute()

.get_hits() will query the database for the latest data in the selected granularity. If you want to query the last 3 minutes, you would query the 1minute granularity with a count of 3. This will return a list of tuples (bucket, count) where the bucket is the rounded timestamp.

>>> ts.get_hits('event:123', '1minute', 3)
[(datetime(2017, 1, 1, 13, 5), 1), (datetime(2017, 1, 1, 13, 6), 0), (datetime(2017, 1, 1, 13, 7), 3)]

.get_total_hits() will query the database and return only a sum of all the buckets in the query.

>>> ts.get_total_hits('event:123', '1minute', 3)

.scan_keys() will return a list of keys that could exist in the selected range. You can pass a search string to limit the keys returned. The search string should always have a * to define the wildcard.

>>> ts.scan_keys('1minute', 10, 'event:*')
['event:123', 'event:456']


  • Multiple granularity tracking
  • Redis pipeline chaining
  • Key scanner
  • Easy to integrate with charting packages
  • Can choose either integer or float counting
  • Date bucketing with timezone support


Algorithm copied from tonyskn/node-redis-timeseries

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