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Amazon ElastiCache vs Hazelcast: 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; Hazelcast: Clustering and highly scalable data distribution platform for Java. With its various distributed data structures, distributed caching capabilities, elastic nature, memcache support, integration with Spring and Hibernate and more importantly with so many happy users, Hazelcast is feature-rich, enterprise-ready and developer-friendly in-memory data grid solution.

Amazon ElastiCache belongs to "Managed Memcache" category of the tech stack, while Hazelcast can be primarily classified under "In-Memory Databases".

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, Hazelcast provides the following key features:

  • Distributed implementations of java.util.{Queue, Set, List, Map}
  • Distributed implementation of java.util.concurrent.locks.Lock
  • Distributed implementation of java.util.concurrent.ExecutorService

"Redis" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon ElastiCache over the competitors, whereas "High Availibility" was stated as the key factor in picking Hazelcast.

Hazelcast is an open source tool with 3.18K GitHub stars and 1.16K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Hazelcast's open source repository on GitHub.

Airbnb, Instacart, and Asana are some of the popular companies that use Amazon ElastiCache, whereas Hazelcast is used by Yammer, Seat Pagine Gialle, and Para. Amazon ElastiCache has a broader approval, being mentioned in 349 company stacks & 79 developers stacks; compared to Hazelcast, which is listed in 26 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

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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 Hazelcast?

With its various distributed data structures, distributed caching capabilities, elastic nature, memcache support, integration with Spring and Hibernate and more importantly with so many happy users, Hazelcast is feature-rich, enterprise-ready and developer-friendly in-memory data grid solution.
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      What are some alternatives to Amazon ElastiCache and Hazelcast?
      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.
      MemCachier
      MemCachier provides an easy and powerful managed caching solution for all your performance and scalability needs. It works with the ubiquitous memcache protocol so your favourite language and framework already supports it.
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      Memcached
      Memcached
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      Heroku
      Amazon ElastiCache
      Amazon ElastiCache
      Rails
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      MemCachier
      MemCachier
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      #Caching

      We decided to use MemCachier as our Memcached provider because we were seeing some serious PostgreSQL performance issues with query-heavy pages on the site. We use MemCachier for all Rails caching and pretty aggressively too for the logged out experience (fully cached pages for the most part). We really need to move to Amazon ElastiCache as soon as possible so we can stop paying so much. The only reason we're not moving is because there are some restrictions on the network side due to our main app being hosted on Heroku.

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      How developers use Amazon ElastiCache and Hazelcast
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      Vital Labs, Inc. uses HazelcastHazelcast

      HazelCast is the foundation for the distributed system that hosts our APIs and intelligent workflows. We wrap the core HazelCast functions in Clojure protocols to implement micro-services on top of a coherent, single-process instance per virtual node.

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      Volkan 脰z莽elik uses Amazon ElastiCacheAmazon ElastiCache

      I use a micro elesticache instance as a shared session store between the Node.js clusters of dojo.zerotoherojs.com and nightly.zerotoherojs.com

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      Cloud Consultant uses Amazon ElastiCacheAmazon ElastiCache

      Audit the ElastiCache configurations for best practices and standards.

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      Binded uses Amazon ElastiCacheAmazon ElastiCache

      We use ElastiCache to run Redis, which we use as a queue through Kue.

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      Instacart uses Amazon ElastiCacheAmazon ElastiCache

      We use Elasticache. Both Redis and Memchached.

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      B霉i Thanh uses Amazon ElastiCacheAmazon ElastiCache
      • Redis cluster for cache and session storage
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