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Tag: Amazon ElastiCache

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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Powering recommendation models using Amazon ElastiCache for Redis at Coffee Meets Bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) is a dating application that serves potential matches to over 1.5 million users daily. Our motto is “quality over quantity” because we focus on bringing a fun, safe, and quality dating experience that results in meaningful relationships. To deliver on these promises, every match we serve has to fulfill a strict […]

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Monitor Amazon ElastiCache for Redis (cluster mode disabled) read replica endpoints using AWS Lambda, Amazon Route 53, and Amazon SNS

In Amazon ElastiCache for Redis, your applications use the provided endpoints to connect to an ElastiCache node or cluster. According to Amazon ElastiCache for Redis Components and Features in the ElastiCache for Redis User Guide, a multiple-node Redis (cluster mode disabled) cluster has two kinds of endpoints: “The primary endpoint always connects to the primary […]

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How to build a real-time sales analytics dashboard with Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

Most often, when we discuss Amazon ElastiCache, it is in the context of enhancing the performance of read-heavy database workloads. We update our applications to employ a read-through or write-through pattern to keep data in the cache fresh and ease the burden on the database. When used in this context, ElastiCache accelerates your high volume […]

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Latency reduction of hybrid architectures with Amazon ElastiCache

A challenge that some organizations face when moving to the cloud is how best to migrate or integrate old legacy infrastructure with restrictive licensing to an environment that offers a breadth of functionality and pay-as-you-go pricing. AWS provides many options to help customers in their analysis and planning. One common approach is to establish a […]

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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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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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