AppSignal Now Supports Redis for Node.js Out of the Box

Adam Yeats
Milica Maksimović

Adam Yeats and Milica Maksimović on

AppSignal Now Supports Redis for Node.js Out of the Box

Starting today with version 0.6.0 of the Node.js integration, instrumenting a Node.js app that uses Redis is much easier. In fact, we instrument it for you - meaning that if you use Redis in your own app, there's no extra work for you, everything Just Works™ out of the box! 🎉

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Redis Integration Examples

If you're using Redis in your app today, then all you'll need to do is update the AppSignal for Node.js package. Once updated, you'll see your calls to Redis appear in the Event Timeline:

Screenshot of event timeline

You'll also be able to see the name of the command sent to Redis and the address of the Redis instance that the query was made to:

Screenshot of event timeline flyout

This is great news for those who wish to debug long running calls to a Redis cache. You can even set an anomaly trigger to send an alert on requests that run for a super long time!

There's more!

Version 0.6.0 of the Node.js integration also includes a number of other improvements.

  • Starting with version 0.6.0, the @appsignal/pg package has been deprecated. We felt it would be better to automatically instrument the pg package without the need to install another package, so from today, you no longer need to install the @appsignal/pg package to auto-instrument your database calls. This will work out of the box, just like the Redis integration.
  • Also, support for auto-instrumenting incoming HTTPS requests has been added. This means the customers who don't terminate SSL at their reverse proxy and use Node.js' internal https module instead will be able to use AppSignal for Node.js without any further configuration.

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