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Category: Amazon ElastiCache

Introducing Amazon ElastiCache support for AWS Outposts

AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a truly consistent hybrid experience. It’s designed to meet the needs of customers who have workloads with low latency, local data processing, or data residency requirements. The Outposts […]

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Monitoring best practices with Amazon ElastiCache for Redis using Amazon CloudWatch

Monitoring is an important part of maintaining the reliability, availability, and performance of your Amazon ElastiCache resources. This post shows you how to maintain a healthy Redis cluster and prevent disruption using Amazon CloudWatch and other external tools. We also discuss methods to anticipate and forecast scaling needs.

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Five workload characteristics to consider when right sizing Amazon ElastiCache Redis clusters

This post discusses the process to determine the right node size and cluster topology for your Amazon ElastiCache workloads, and the important factors to consider. This post assumes you have a good knowledge of Redis and its commands and have an understanding of Amazon ElastiCache for Redis and its features such as online cluster resizing, […]

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Building resiliency at scale at Tinder with Amazon ElastiCache

This is a guest post from William Youngs, Software Engineer, Daniel Alkalai, Senior Software Engineer, and Jun-young Kwak, Senior Engineering Manager with Tinder. Tinder was introduced on a college campus in 2012 and is the world’s most popular app for meeting new people. It has been downloaded more than 340 million times and is available […]

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Caching for performance with Amazon DocumentDB and Amazon ElastiCache

In tech, caching is ubiquitous. CPUs use L1, L2, and L3 caches, and mobile phones cache app data locally. Streaming services cache content on the edge, browsers cache images, and more. The same is true for databases. Imagine if, on a gaming site, every time a leaderboard was displayed, a query had to do a […]

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How to work with Cluster Mode on Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

In this post, I will describe how you can leverage ElastiCache for Redis with cluster mode enabled to enhance reliability and availability with little change to your existing workload. Cluster Mode comes with the primary benefit of horizontal scaling up and down of your Redis cluster, with almost zero impact on the performance of the cluster, as I will demonstrate later. If you have ever encountered a Redis cluster that is over or under-provisioned or just want to better understand its inner workings, please read on.

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Automated query caching into Amazon ElastiCache for Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora and Amazon Redshift

This is a guest blog post by Erik Brandsberg, CTO at Heimdall Data, in partnership with AWS Technical Evangelist Darin Briskman. Heimdall Data is an AWS Advanced Technology partner who in their own words “offers a database proxy on the AWS Marketplace that supports SQL query caching into Amazon ElastiCache for Redis without code changes. […]

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Build a real-time gaming leaderboard with Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

Gaming leaderboards enable players to gauge their performance against each other. This important social feature increases players’ engagement and encourages competition. Leaderboard data can also inform in-game algorithms that match players against competitors of similar skill levels. In this post, I explore the challenges around building and scaling gaming leaderboards using traditional relational databases. I […]

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Configure Amazon ElastiCache for Redis for higher availability

Amazon ElastiCache has become synonymous with real-time applications. Redis’ high performance, simplicity, and support for diverse data structures have made it one of the most popular non-relational key value stores. With the growth of business-critical, real-time use cases on Redis, ensuring availability becomes an important consideration. To provide high availability, Amazon ElastiCache for Redis supports […]

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Boosting application performance and reducing costs with Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

Contributed by Senior Software Development Engineer, Shawn Wang, Software Development Engineer, Maddy Olson, and Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Itay Maoz. Amazon ElastiCache for Redis helps customers achieve extreme performance with very low latencies at cloud scale and minimal management costs. Redis’s high performance, simplicity, and support for diverse data structures have made it the most […]

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