Designed for the serverless with per-request pricing and Redis/Kafka API. As I've said before, anytime I see some free storage, it is definitely something I'm going to pass on. So when I came across Upstash offering a serverless version of a couple less common storage options, I got excited. Also interesting is that the Redis service is backed by disk persistence so you can use it for more than caching and transient data. You only get 256MB for free (for each offering), but the nature of these particular tools means that may well be more than enough for any hobby projects. That said, Redis and Kafka aren't in your typical hobby project stack, but the pay as you go options beyond that seem pretty reasonable.


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