Posted On: Apr 7, 2023

Starting today, you have the option to use the AWS Management Console for Amazon Relational Database Services (Amazon RDS) and Amazon Aurora to create an Amazon ElastiCache cluster and attach it to your relational database.

Adding a cache to a database is a common way to accelerate application performance and in certain cases, help reduce costs. When used together, ElastiCache and RDS provide applications a combination of the top-tier speed of an in-memory cache with the reliability of a relational database. When provisioning an Aurora or RDS database using the RDS console, you now have the option to create and attach an associated ElastiCache cluster at the same time. You can also use the RDS Console to select an existing Aurora or RDS database and create and attach an ElastiCache cluster to it. The newly created ElastiCache cluster automatically inherits the connectivity and security settings from the associated Aurora or RDS database by default. You will have the option of customizing those settings. New users and application developers can now quickly launch a database and cache within minutes using the RDS console.

The ability to create and attach an Amazon ElastiCache cluster and attach it to your relational database is supported for all Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora database engines. To learn more about this feature, see the Amazon RDS User Guide and the Amazon Aurora User Guide. To learn more about ElastiCache, see the Amazon ElastiCache Documentation.