Separated Analytics Storage

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For high-traffic systems that make heavy use of analytics, it makes sense to separate out the Redis analytics server from the Redis configuration server that supplies auth tokens and handles rate limiting configuration.

To enable a separate analytics server, update your tyk.conf with the following section:

"enable_separate_analytics_store": true,
"analytics_storage": {
  "type": "redis",
  "host": "",
  "port": 0,
  "addrs": [
  "username": "",
  "password": "",
  "database": 0,
  "optimisation_max_idle": 3000,
  "optimisation_max_active": 5000,
  "enable_cluster": false


addrs is new in v2.9.3, and replaces hosts which is now deprecated.

If you set enable_cluster to false, you only need to set one entry in addrs:

The configuration is the same (and uses the same underlying driver) as the regular configuration, so Redis Cluster is fully supported.