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Amazon ElastiCache vs Flyway: What are the differences?

Amazon ElastiCache: Deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory cache in the cloud. 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; Flyway: Version control for your database. It lets you regain control of your database migrations with pleasure and plain sql. Solves only one problem and solves it well. It migrates your database, so you don't have to worry about it anymore.

Amazon ElastiCache belongs to "Managed Memcache" category of the tech stack, while Flyway can be primarily classified under "Database Tools".

Some of the features offered by Amazon ElastiCache are:

  • 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.

On the other hand, Flyway provides the following key features:

  • Supported databases: Oracle, SQL Server, SQL Azure, DB2, DB2 z/OS, MySQL, MariaDB, Google Cloud SQL, PostgreSQL, Redshift, Vertica, H2, Hsql, Derby, SQLite
  • Supported build tools: Maven, Gradle, Ant and SBT
  • Works on: Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Java and Android

"Redis" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon ElastiCache over the competitors, whereas "Superb tool, easy to configure and use" was stated as the key factor in picking Flyway.

Flyway is an open source tool with 5.81K GitHub stars and 1.14K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Flyway's open source repository on GitHub.

Airbnb, Amazon, and Instacart are some of the popular companies that use Amazon ElastiCache, whereas Flyway is used by Picnic Technologies, doubleSlash Net-Business GmbH, and Figure. Amazon ElastiCache has a broader approval, being mentioned in 554 company stacks & 583 developers stacks; compared to Flyway, which is listed in 41 company stacks and 160 developer stacks.

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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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    Elastic
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    Superb tool, easy to configure and use
  • 9
    Very easy to config, great support on plain sql scripts
  • 6
    Is fantastic and easy to install even with complex DB
  • 4
    Simple and intuitive
  • 1
    Easy tool to implement incremental migration

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      "Undo Migrations" requires pro version, very expensive

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    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.

    What is Flyway?

    It lets you regain control of your database migrations with pleasure and plain sql. Solves only one problem and solves it well. It migrates your database, so you don't have to worry about it anymore.

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    What are some alternatives to Amazon ElastiCache and Flyway?
    Redis
    Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache, and message broker. Redis provides data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs, geospatial indexes, and streams.
    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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