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Upstash Redis in Fastly

Database Setup

Create a Redis database using Upstash Console or Upstash CLI. Select the global to minimize the latency from all edge locations. Copy the UPSTASH_REDIS_REST_URL and UPSTASH_REDIS_REST_TOKEN for the next steps.

Project Setup

We will use Fastly CLI for deployment, so please install Fastly CLI.

Create a folder for your project and run fastly init. Select [2] JavaScript, then [2] Empty starter for JavaScript

> fastly compute init

Creating a new Compute@Edge project.

Press ^C at any time to quit.

Name: [fastly-upstash]
Author: []
[1] Rust
[2] JavaScript
[3] AssemblyScript (beta)
[4] Other ('bring your own' Wasm binary)
Choose option: [1] 2
Starter kit:
[1] Default starter for JavaScript
A basic starter kit that demonstrates routing, simple synthetic responses and
overriding caching rules.
[2] Empty starter for JavaScript
An empty application template for the Fastly Compute@Edge environment which simply
returns a 200 OK response.
Choose option or paste git URL: [1] 2

Install @upstash/redis:

npm install @upstash/redis

Now, we will create a Fastly Compute service by running, fastly compute publish. You need to add your Upstash database's endpoint as a backend and select 443 as its port.

> fastly compute publish
✓ Initializing...
✓ Verifying package manifest...
✓ Verifying local javascript toolchain...
✓ Building package using javascript toolchain...
✓ Creating package archive...

SUCCESS: Built package 'fastly-upstash' (pkg/fastly-upstash.tar.gz)

There is no Fastly service associated with this package. To connect to an existing service
add the Service ID to the fastly.toml file, otherwise follow the prompts to create a
service now.

Press ^C at any time to quit.

Create new service: [y/N] y

✓ Initializing...
✓ Creating service...

Domain: []

Backend (hostname or IP address, or leave blank to stop adding backends):
Backend port number: [80] 443
Backend name: [backend_1] upstash

Backend (hostname or IP address, or leave blank to stop adding backends):

✓ Creating domain ''...
✓ Creating backend 'upstash' (host:, port: 443)...
✓ Uploading package...
✓ Activating version...

The Code

Update src/index.js as below:

import { Redis } from '@upstash/redis/fastly'

addEventListener("fetch", (event) => event.respondWith(handleRequest(event)));

async function handleRequest(event) {
const redis = new Redis({
backend: "upstash"
const data = await redis.incr("count");
return new Response("View Count:" + data , { status: 200 });


Deploy: fastly compute deploy

After deployment, the CLI logs the endpoint. You can check the logs with: fastly log-tail --service-id=<YOUR_FASTLY_SERVICE_ID>

Run Locally

To run the function locally add the backend to your fastly.toml as below:


Then run: fastly compute serve