"Managed services like ElastiCache let us focus on the core of our business. Our operations team consists of only two full time engineers," said Tobi Knaup, Technical Lead of Airbnb. "Running a site like Airbnb with such a small team would be impossible without services like ElastiCache. Spinning up and maintaining nodes in our cluster is fast and easy."
"We use ElastiCache as a core component in our distributed data collection systems that analyze over seven million paid search advertisements a day to protect our customers from brand and trademark abuse by their affiliates and competitors," said Andy Skalet, CTO of BrandVerity. "We had been running Memcached on EC2 but switched to ElastiCache because it freed us from the need to manage our own cache infrastructure. Since ElastiCache is Memcached-compatible, all we had to do to transition was update the cache node endpoints in our system configuration. ElastiCache delivers excellent performance while ensuring our cache nodes remain highly available."
"Currently we are using Memcached and Redis for various kinds of caching. With an increased diversity of applications and access rate, however, the number of instances for these caching servers has also grown, increasing our administrative costs. ElastiCache is a good service for reducing costs when managing automatic snapshots and hosts."
"We use ElastiCache to cache the user data and maps in ArcGIS, our collaborative web-based mapping application," said Andrea Rosso, Senior Architect at Esri, the world's largest provider of Geographic Information Systems software. "ElastiCache is fully-managed and Memcached-compatible which made it easy to integrate, deploy, and monitor a multi-node cache cluster in our production environment. ElastiCache reduced the load on our databases and enabled our service to remain responsive to users, even in the face of rapidly growing traffic."
“We use ElastiCache Redis for an application that collects data for our test & learn experiments, processing ~200 million messages a day. We are using DynamoDB as a main data-store, fronting it with ElastiCache Redis” said Kuldeep Chowhan, Engineering Manager. “With ElastiCache Redis we were able to decrease our provisioned DynamoDB capacity by 90%, reducing total database cost by 6x. It is fully managed and offers us benefits such as convenient metrics as well as Multi-AZ. While we haven’t had the need to fall back to a read replica yet, it is great to know that if something goes bad, we will have the read replica automatically promoted to mitigate the impact on our application.”
"ServiceHub is the heart of our event-driven service-oriented architecture and it needs to pass messages at near-realtime latency. For that, it has to be backed by a message data store which is in-memory (to guarantee sufficiently low latency), but is also reliable and persistent. ElastiCache fits the bill perfectly and we are very happy with it. Additionally, atomic Lua script execution afforded by the ElastiCache Redis is excellent for small critical code sections that manage data manipulation in the message broker queues."
“We use ElastiCache to cache search results of the HERE Geocoder API, a web service that finds an address or resolves a geo-location into an address. The HERE Geocoder API serves more than 400 million requests a day. Using ElastiCache significantly reduces average response times which are critical to our consumer, automotive and enterprise users. At the same time we reduced operational costs by shifting load from expensive CPU-optimized instances to lower cost cache node instances,” said Wiebke Krasting, Principal Architect at HERE, a Nokia company and leader in the mapping and location intelligence business.
"Mapbox is a mapping platform for developers, making it easy to integrate location into mobile and online applications. We operate in 9 AWS regions and store hundreds of TB of maps that need to be provided to customers in a fast and consistent manner. Using ElastiCache we were able to cut end user latency by more than half, and save 85% on costs of serving requests from DynamoDB and S3."
"Amazon ElastiCache will make it very easy for PBS to deploy and manage our distributed Memcached environment. We can have multi-node cache environments configured, up and running in minutes," said Jon Brendsel, Vice President of Product Development at PBS. "Amazon ElastiCache also takes care of ongoing administrative functions including failure recovery and patching, allowing us to focus more on delivering great web experiences to our viewers."
"Tapjoy's mobile app network spans over 9,000 applications and 250 million global consumers on smartphones and tablet devices. We cache real-time statistics and metadata associated with mobile applications for faster access. Amazon ElastiCache has significantly reduced our exposure to Cache Node failures by continuously monitoring the health of our cache cluster and automatically replacing failed nodes," said Ryan Johns, Vice President of Technology at Tapjoy. "We are very thrilled about the management capabilities of Amazon ElastiCache and are using it in production to power some of our mission-critical and very high throughput applications."
"One part of our business is real time bidding - therefore we are not only responsive, but also very careful to manage product costs effectively", said Markus Ostertag, Head of Development at Team Internet, a leading provider of services in the direct navigation search market. "Elasticache Redis provides a very easy way to save money - by reducing our database queries up to 95% with simple caching. In addition, we are also able to speed up our entire processing with just a few additional lines of code. The fully managed solution enables our team to focus on the product itself and so we're able to build great products for our customers. We are very happy with the Elasticache service and would like to try to implement it wherever possible in all our solutions."
"We sell tickets for a number of extremely popular events across the world, so our application demands get very spiky. Amazon ElastiCache provides us the ability to deploy and scale out distributed Cache Clusters in minutes," said Keith Fitzgerald, Vice President of Engineering at TicketLeap. "Moving forward, we intend to use the service to rapidly increase or decrease our cache footprint to meet our application demand. The detailed monitoring capabilities will help us quickly diagnose and fix throughput or latency issues."