1. redis-sorted-sets

Sorted Sets - (Redis Commands)

Redis is an in-memory data structure store that can be used as a database, cache, and message broker. One of its data structures is Sorted Sets, which is a sorted collection of non-repeating elements. In this tutorial, we'll discuss the syntax, example, output, explanation, use, important points, and summary of Sorted Sets in Redis.


ZADD key [NX|XX] [CH] [INCR] score member [score member ...]
ZRANGE key start stop [WITHSCORES]
ZINCRBY key increment member
ZREM key member [member ...]
  • ZADD: Adds one or more members to a sorted set, or updates their scores if they already exist. Use NX to only create new members and XX to only update existing members.
  • ZRANGE: Returns a range of members in a sorted set by their scores in ascending order. start and stop are 0-based indices.
  • ZREVRANGE: Returns a range of members in a sorted set by their scores in descending order.
  • ZINCRBY: Increments the score of a member in a sorted set by a given value.
  • ZREM: Removes one or more members from a sorted set.


Let's create a Sorted Set of students and their scores.

ZADD students 80 "Alice" 90 "Bob" 75 "Charlie" 100 "David"

This will create a Sorted Set named "students" with four members: "Alice", "Bob", "Charlie", and "David", each with their respective scores.

To get the top three students:


This will return:

1) "Charlie"
2) "75"
3) "Alice"
4) "80"
5) "Bob"
6) "90"

As you can see, the result is a list of three students with their scores in ascending order.


Sorted Sets are a sorted collection of non-repeating elements in Redis. Each element, or member, has a score that is used to sort the members. Members in a Sorted Set can be accessed, added, and removed using Redis commands.

In the example above, we created a Sorted Set named "students" using the ZADD command and added four members with their respective scores. We then used the ZRANGE command to get a range of the top three students and their scores.


Sorted Sets can be used in a variety of applications, such as ranking systems, leaderboards, and recommendation systems. They can also be used to efficiently store and process data that requires sorting and ranking.

Important Points

Here are some important points to keep in mind when working with Sorted Sets in Redis:

  • Each member in a Sorted Set must be unique.
  • Members are sorted by their scores in ascending or descending order.
  • Redis commands for Sorted Sets are optimized for performance and speed.


In this tutorial, we discussed Sorted Sets in Redis, including the syntax, example, output, explanation, use, and important points of using Sorted Sets in Redis. Sorted Sets are a powerful data structure that can be used for ranking, leaderboard, and recommendation systems, and other applications that require sorting and ranking. By understanding the basic concepts of Sorted Sets, you can use them effectively in your Redis applications.

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