New major version of Hangfire.Pro.Redis package (a part of Hangfire Pro) is almost here. Now it uses popular open-source library StackExchange.Redis to interact with Redis – a blazing fast data structure store.

The earlier version of Hangfire.Pro.Redis used ServiceStack.Redis package, and its authors changed the licensing model in the 4.0 release, requiring to buy a license for production usage. To not to introduce licensing burden for Hangfire Pro customers, I’ve decided to stay with unmaintained version 3.7 with custom patches, but it lacks of some features.


The goal of the initial 2.0 release is to offer the same capabilities and the same performance as in the previous release, plus the SSL support to handle Azure environment without sending unsecured password over the Internet.


Support for Sentinel and Cluster will be available later. StackExchange.Redis allows to properly interact with them by handling MOVED errors and reconnecting to masters automatically. But there is a problem related with subscribing to a slave, and it needs some more investigation.

Additionally, proper high-availability mode requires separate master instances for acquiring distributed locks, and a robust RedLock algorithm implementation should be used to handle failover scenario.


The new version is already available on the private NuGet feed under the Hangfire.Pro.Redis 2.0.0-beta1 version. You can upgrade to it by using the Package Manager Console window, but don’t forget to add the -Pre switch:

Update-Package Hangfire.Pro.Redis -Pre

Key differences:

  • Connection string format. It is much more flexible than the previous one. You can look at StackExchange.Redis documentation for details.
  • No connection pool, just single connection for interacting with data, and single connection for pub/sub that is used by workers.

Source Code

Hangfire.Pro.Redis source code now have dedicated Hangfire.Pro.Redis repository, that is available for all the customers. If you still don’t have an access, please send me your GitHub username to support AT If you don’t see any files – just switch to the dev branch.

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