reInvent 2017: Which Database to Use When? (DAT310)

Key Ideas:

  1. Databases are purpose built. Find a database with purpose that matches your application requirements.
  2. Consider data shape, size and compute requirements when choosing a database. Know your data!
  3. At a small scale, some databases CAN do it all, at scale is another story.
  4. At scale, cost is important. When cost is important, choice is Continue reading “reInvent 2017: Which Database to Use When? (DAT310)”

Amazon ElastiCache

Amazon ElastiCache is a fully managed, highly available, scalable, in-memory data store and cache and provides support for two popular open source engines, Redis and Memcached, and is protocol compliant with both. ElastiCache provides an easy migration path for those desiring a fully managed alternative to self-managed in-memory store/cache, often as easy as simply changing an application configuration setting. ElastiCache is a member of the AWS database family of services which also includes RDS, Redshift and DynamoDB.Amazon ElastiCache Notes

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