To finish this experiment, you will learn how to delete your Redis Cluster and your MySQL database when they are not needed anymore.

Time to Complete Module: 10 Minutes



In order to delete your Redis Cluster, go to the ElastiCache Dashboard and follow these instructions:

This will show you a list of all your Redis clusters.

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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”.

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That’s usually a good idea, but it’s not necessary for this tutorial. Uncheck the box for “Create final snapshot”.

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That’s usually a good idea, but it’s not necessary for this tutorial. Uncheck the box for “Create final snapshot”.

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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.

If you want to learn more about caching in AWS, read this Caching Overview and make sure you check the documentation for Database Caching. For real time applications, review our Best Practices for High Availability. The code samples can be found in this repository.