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Amazon ElastiCache

Deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory cache in the cloud

What is Amazon ElastiCache?

ElastiCache improves the performance of web applications by allowing you to retrieve information from fast, managed, in-memory caches, instead of relying entirely on slower disk-based databases. ElastiCache supports Memcached and Redis.
Amazon ElastiCache is a tool in the Managed Memcache category of a tech stack.

Who uses Amazon ElastiCache?

Companies
562 companies reportedly use Amazon ElastiCache in their tech stacks, including Airbnb, Amazon, and Instacart.

Developers
607 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Amazon ElastiCache.

Amazon ElastiCache Integrations

SignalFx, Cloudcraft, Centreon, Eucalyptus, and BindPlane are some of the popular tools that integrate with Amazon ElastiCache. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Amazon ElastiCache.
Pros of Amazon ElastiCache
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Redis
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High-performance
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Backed by amazon
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Memcached
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Decisions about Amazon ElastiCache

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Amazon ElastiCache in their tech stack.

Pedro Arnal Puente
CTO at La Cupula Music SL · | 8 upvotes · 467.7K views

Our base infrastructure is composed of Debian based servers running in Amazon EC2 , asset storage with Amazon S3 , and Amazon RDS for Aurora and Redis under Amazon ElastiCache for data storage.

We are starting to work in automated provisioning and management with Terraform.

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Amazon ElastiCache's Features

  • Support for two engines: Memcached and Redis
  • Ease of management via the AWS Management Console. With a few clicks you can configure and launch instances for the engine you wish to use.
  • Compatibility with the specific engine protocol. This means most of the client libraries will work with the respective engines they were built for - no additional changes or tweaking required.
  • Detailed monitoring statistics for the engine nodes at no extra cost via Amazon CloudWatch
  • Pay only for the resources you consume based on node hours used

Amazon ElastiCache Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Amazon ElastiCache?
Redis
Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.
Elasticsearch
Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of storing data and searching it in near real time. Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash are the Elastic Stack (sometimes called the ELK Stack).
Memcached
Memcached is an in-memory key-value store for small chunks of arbitrary data (strings, objects) from results of database calls, API calls, or page rendering.
Azure Redis Cache
It perfectly complements Azure database services such as Cosmos DB. It provides a cost-effective solution to scale read and write throughput of your data tier. Store and share database query results, session states, static contents, and more using a common cache-aside pattern.
Amazon DynamoDB
With it , you can offload the administrative burden of operating and scaling a highly available distributed database cluster, while paying a low price for only what you use.
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Amazon ElastiCache's Followers
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