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Tag: Redis

Amazon ElastiCache introduces support for Redis 6.2

In October 2020, we announced Redis 6 compatibility for Amazon ElastiCache for Redis. This update included significant features like role-based access control (RBAC), client-side caching, and several operational improvements designed to improve application availability and reliability. Specifically, Amazon ElastiCache improved replication under low memory conditions, especially for workloads with medium and large-sized keys, by reducing […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Amazon ElastiCache: Utilizing Redis Geospatial Capabilities

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 explores using these capabilities to build an app that locates […]

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 […]

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 […]