AWS Database Blog

Category: ElastiCache

Managing Amazon ElastiCache with Terraform

Nic Jackson is Developer Advocate at HashiCorp. Developers continue to pick Redis as their favorite NoSQL data store (see the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2017). Amazon ElastiCache provides easy, fast, and highly available Redis on AWS. ElastiCache for Redis can be deployed via the AWS Management Console, AWS SDK, Amazon ElastiCache API, AWS CloudFormation, and […]

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Automating SQL Caching for Amazon ElastiCache and Amazon RDS

Our guest bloggers are from Heimdall Data, an AWS partner that offers “DBA assistant” tools (you can find them in the AWS Marketplace). These tools include automated caching that combines Amazon ElastiCache for Redis with relational databases, including MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server. Let them step you through how to use their […]

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How to Build a Chat Application with Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

Sam Dengler is a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services In this blog post, we review concepts and architectural patterns relevant to a chat application. We also discuss implementation details for a chat client and server, and instructions to deploy a sample chat application into your AWS account. Background information Building a chat application requires […]

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Testing Automatic Failover to a Read Replica on Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

Darin Briskman is a developer evangelist at Amazon Web Services. You can reach him @briskmad “Trust, but verify.” — U. S. President Ronald Reagan, 1987 In this comment, President Reagan quoted a Russian proverb to describe his philosophy for nuclear disarmament treaties. But the same philosophy also applies well to DevOps! Amazon ElastiCache for Redis […]

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ElastiCache for Redis Backup and Restore with Cluster Resizing

Clusters provide a lot of capabilities in Amazon ElastiCache for Redis. Using autosharding to distribute data across the shards of a cluster enables high performance (over 4.5m writes/sec and 20m reads/sec, with each operation typically under 500µs) and high capacity (up to 3.5TiB of data) with high reliability and with recovery of failed nodes usually […]

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Amazon ElastiCache: Utilizing Redis Geospatial Capabilities

Josh Kahn is a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services. Amazon ElastiCache makes it easy to deploy and manage a highly available and scalable in-memory data store in the cloud. Among the open source in-memory engines available to you for use with ElastiCache is Redis, which added powerful geospatial capabilities in version 3.2. This post […]

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Caching Hudl’s News Feed with Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

Darin Briskman (@briskmad) is a developer evangelist for Amazon Web Services. We hope you enjoy this guest post from Joel Hensley, Engineering Director for the Community Tribe at Hudl, a leading software company that is revolutionizing the way coaches and athletes prepare for and stay ahead of the competition. You can reach Joel @fusbal. Hudl […]

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Managing IoT and Time Series Data with Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

Michael Labib, Specialist Solutions Architect, In-Memory NoSQL You can use a number of AWS services to address the challenges associated with ingesting and analyzing time series data. In this blog post, I focus on IoT sensor data, but the principles and techniques described here can be applied to other data sources. What Is Time Series […]

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Creating a Simple Autocompletion Service with Redis: Part One of Two

Darin Briskman (@briskmad) is a developer evangelist for Amazon Web Services. So you’ve figured out how to use a cool framework to make a great-looking web form. You’ve made it super-easy for people to understand each field and how to fill it out. But there is still a lot of stuff to type. How can […]

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