PhpRedis vs Predis: Comparison on real production data

Discussions about performance comparisons between PhpRedis and Predis are pretty old. I decided to measure the performance of the libraries in conjunction with the most popular framework - Laravel.

PhpRedis is a PHP extension for communicating with the Redis storage.

Predis is the alternative for PhpRedis on pure PHP and does not require any additional C extension by default, but it can be optionally paired with phpiredis.

I’ve tested both libraries using the real high-load project code, with ~10K online users.

Testing environment:

OS: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS x86_64
CPU: Intel i7–6820HQ (8) @ 3.600GHz
Memory: 32GB
PHP: v7.2.15
Laravel: v5.7.25
MySQL: MySQL v5.7
Redis: v5.0.3
PhpRedis: v4.2.0
Predis: v1.1.1

The script generates cache from the database and stores eloquent models in the Redis.

Laravel by default does not support custom serializers for Redis, but I used the Laravel Lodash package for that.



PhpRedis is faster about x6 times. Using igbinary serializer reduces stored data size about 3x times. If Redis installed on separate machines, reducing network traffic is a very significant speedup.

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