Amazon ElastiCache vs Heroku Redis

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Amazon ElastiCache vs Heroku Redis: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon ElastiCache as "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. On the other hand, Heroku Redis is detailed as "Reliable and powerful Redis as a service". Heroku Redis is an in-memory key-value data store, run by Heroku, that is provisioned and managed as an add-on. Heroku Redis is accessible from any language with a Redis driver, including all languages and frameworks supported by Heroku.

Amazon ElastiCache belongs to "Managed Memcache" category of the tech stack, while Heroku Redis can be primarily classified under "Redis Hosting".

According to the StackShare community, Amazon ElastiCache has a broader approval, being mentioned in 349 company stacks & 79 developers stacks; compared to Heroku Redis, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

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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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    Elastic
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    More reliable than the other Redis add-ons

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Cons of Amazon ElastiCache
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      More expensive than the other options

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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 Heroku Redis?

    Heroku Redis is an in-memory key-value data store, run by Heroku, that is provisioned and managed as an add-on. Heroku Redis is accessible from any language with a Redis driver, including all languages and frameworks supported by Heroku.

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    What are some alternatives to Amazon ElastiCache and Heroku Redis?
    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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