Redis 5.0 is the new default version of Heroku Redis

Change effective on 17 October 2019

Redis 5.0 is now the default version for all new Heroku Redis instances.

This version is backward compatible with Redis 4.0 and introduces several new features:

  • The new Stream datatype.
  • ZPOPMIN/MAX operations on sorted sets (with blocking variants).
  • CLIENT UNBLOCK and CLIENT ID commands.
  • The HELP subcommands was added for many existing commands.
  • Core, networking, and performance improvements.

For more information on version support and legacy infrastructure, please see the Heroku Redis documentation.