Getting Started with AWS
Boosting MySQL database performance
with Amazon ElastiCache for Redis
Clean Up and Next Steps
Module 5: Cleanup
To finish this experiment, you will learn how to delete your Redis Cluster and your MySQL database.
What You Will Learn
- How to delete your Redis Cluster and your MySQL database when they are no longer needed
Time to Complete
Delete your Redis Cluster
In order to delete your Redis Cluster, go to the ElastiCache Dashboard and follow these instructions:
5.1 — Select “Redis” on the left pane.
This will show you a list of all your Redis clusters.
5.2 — Select the Redis Cluster you created for this tutorial.
5.3 — Click on “Delete”.
5.4 — You will be asked if you want to create a final backup.
That’s usually a good idea, but it’s not necessary for this tutorial. Select “No” and click on “Delete”.
The status of your cluster will change to “deleting”.
Delete your MySQL database
5.5 — Navigate to Amazon RDS console and select “Databases” on the left pane.
5.6 — Select the database you created (i.e., “database-1”).
5.7 — Click on “Actions” and select “Delete”.
5.8 — You will be asked if you want to create a final backup.
That’s usually a good idea, but it’s not necessary for this tutorial. Uncheck the box for “Create final snapshot”.
5.9 — Check the box for “I acknowledge…”, type “delete me”, and click “Delete”.
You have learnt how to boost your relational databases with ElastiCache for Redis. You implemented a cache-aside strategy with a Redis Cluster on top of a MySQL database.