Amazon ElastiCache vs MemCachier

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Amazon ElastiCache vs MemCachier: 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, MemCachier is detailed as "The easiest, most advanced managed memcache for the cloud". 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.

Amazon ElastiCache and MemCachier can be categorized as "Managed Memcache" 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, MemCachier provides the following key features:

  • High-availability
  • Seamless scalability
  • Multiple proxy servers

"Redis" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon ElastiCache over the competitors, whereas "Easy add-on to heroku" was stated as the key factor in picking MemCachier.

Airbnb, Instacart, and Asana are some of the popular companies that use Amazon ElastiCache, whereas MemCachier is used by StackShare, Heroku, and thoughtbot. Amazon ElastiCache has a broader approval, being mentioned in 349 company stacks & 79 developers stacks; compared to MemCachier, which is listed in 41 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

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Pros of Amazon ElastiCache
Pros of MemCachier
  • 57
    Redis
  • 32
    High-performance
  • 26
    Backed by amazon
  • 21
    Memcached
  • 14
    Elastic
  • 18
    Easy add-on to heroku
  • 14
    Simple
  • 3
    High reliability
  • 2
    Has a New Relic plugin
  • 1
    Fault tolerance
  • 1
    Free tier is enough for small apps

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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 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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What are some alternatives to Amazon ElastiCache and MemCachier?
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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