In this module, you launch an Amazon ElastiCache cluster using a Redis engine and then test connecting to your instance in your application code.
Amazon ElastiCache is a fully managed service for using in-memory data stores in your application. ElastiCache provides two engines you can use -- Redis or Memcached -- and handles all the provisioning, failovers, backups, and more. Users use ElastiCache when they need fast, high-volume data access in their application.
In the following steps, you launch an Amazon ElastiCache cluster using the Redis engine. Then, you configure your cluster so that it is accessible from your Cloud9 development environment. Finally, you test this connection by connecting with your application code.
Time to Complete Module: 20 Minutes
In this module, you launched an ElastiCache for Redis cluster. Then, you configured the security group on your Redis instance so that you could access it from your Cloud9 development environment. Finally, you tested your configuration by connecting to your Redis instance.
In the next module, you design the data model you use in your Redis instance to handle your global leaderboard.