Query Redis Data in MySQL Workbench

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Redis ODBC Driver

The Redis ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with Redis high-performance data stores, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Read, write, and update Redis data through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Execute MySQL queries against live Redis data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Redis to query Redis data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live Redis data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to Redis Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

Set the following connection properties to connect to a Redis instance:

  • Server: Set this to the name or address of the server your Redis instance is running on. You can specify the port in Port.
  • Password: Set this to the password used to authenticate with a password-protected Redis instance , using the Redis AUTH command.

Set UseSSL to negotiate SSL/TLS encryption when you connect.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Redis data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query Redis from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Redis database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Redis data.

Connect to Redis through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Redis).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Redis Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Redis).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Redis data, like SELECT * FROM `CData Redis Sys`.Customers;

With access to live Redis data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Redis, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Redis and the CData SQL Gateway.