Workers KV is a global, low-latency, key-value data store. It supports exceptionally high read volumes with low-latency, making it possible to build highly dynamic APIs and websites which respond as quickly as a cached static file would.
Workers KV is generally good for use-cases where you need to write relatively infrequently, but read quickly and frequently. It is optimized for these high-read applications, only reaching its full performance when data is being frequently read. Very infrequently read values are stored centrally, while more popular values are maintained in all of our data centers around the world.
KV achieves this performance by being eventually-consistent. New key-value pairs are immediately available everywhere, but value changes may take up to ten seconds to propagate. Workers KV isn’t ideal for situations where you need support for atomic operations or where values must be read and written in a single transaction.
KV makes it possible to move applications which otherwise would have to live in a central origin, onto our network which lives within the fabric of the Internet itself.
With KV you can store your access tokens inside our network. This will allow you to make authentication decisions faster than a traditional request can even get to your origin, and will allow you to move all of your authentication logic to one place.
Store customer profiles in our network to make it possible to deliver customized pages with the performance of a static file on a CDN. Common use cases include A/B testing, ‘logged in’ state, translations, CMS-style content management, retargeting, and even showing product recommendations.
KV data can be used to configure your existing Workers, or to deliver configuration to the client-side portion of your websites. You can create feature flags, kill switches, even block malicious users, all with data stored in KV.
Workers KV isn’t just for applications which need exceptional performance. It often simply makes more sense to run code all around the world close to every user than to deploy it to a single location. We have customers who use Workers KV to handle webhooks, to synchronize data between systems, to build chat bots, and to log data. Build your entire API as a Worker and serve your full website from a Worker using Worker KV.
Workers KV values can be written via our API or from a Worker, and read from a Worker in a single line of code.
Your data is organized into key-value pairs contained within a Namespace. To get started, learn how to write data.
Your $5 Workers monthly base charge includes:
Additional KV operations are priced as follows: