Posted On: Jan 29, 2015

Today we are excited to announce that the Amazon ElastiCache is available in the AWS GovCloud (US) region.

Amazon ElastiCache is a web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory key-value store in the cloud. The service improves the performance of web applications by allowing you to retrieve information from fast, managed, in-memory data stores, instead of relying entirely on slower disk-based databases.

Amazon ElastiCache supports two open-source in-memory caching engines:

  • Memcached - a widely adopted memory object caching system.
  • Redis – a popular open-source in-memory key-value store that supports data structures such as sorted sets and lists.

Amazon ElastiCache supports Master / Slave replication and Multi-AZ which can be used to achieve cross AZ redundancy. To get started with Amazon ElastiCache, please visit the AWS Management Console for the AWS GovCloud (US) region. To learn more please visit the Developer Guide.