Redis Pipelines and Transactions with Golang

Alok Singhal
Mar 9 · 3 min read
import (

type RedisCache struct {
pool *redis.Pool

var (
// Pool :
RedisCacheClient *RedisCache

func init() {
pool = newPool(<host>, "")
RedisCacheClient = &RedisCache{pool: pool}
func newPool(server string, password string) *redis.Pool {
return &redis.Pool{
MaxIdle: 3,
MaxActive: 200,
IdleTimeout: 240 * time.Second,
Wait: true,
Dial: func() (redis.Conn, error) {
c, err := redis.Dial("tcp", server, redis.DialPassword(password),
redis.DialReadTimeout(5000*time.Millisecond), redis.DialWriteTimeout(5000*time.Millisecond), redis.DialDatabase(10))
if err != nil {
return nil, err
return c, nil

TestOnBorrow: func(c redis.Conn, t time.Time) error {
_, err := c.Do("PING")
return err
conn := RedisCacheClient.pool.Get()
defer conn.Close()
//write all commands to connection's output buffer
conn.Send("SET", "foo1","bar1")
conn.Send("SET", "foo2", "bar2")
conn.Send("GET", "foo3")
//flush output buffer to server
//receive replies one by one reply1, err1 := conn.Receive()
reply2, err2 := conn.Receive()
reply3, err3 := conn.Receive()
conn := RedisCacheClient.pool.Get()
defer conn.Close()
//start transaction
//add commands to the output buffer
conn.Send("INCR" , "foo1")
conn.Send("INCR", "foo2")
conn.Send("GET", "foo1")
//Flush all the commands to output buffer and read replies
reply, err := conn.Do("EXEC")

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