Amazon ElastiCache - A Fully Managed, High Available and Fast Caching Solution on the Cloud
December 04, 2020

Amazon ElastiCache - A Fully Managed, High Available and Fast Caching Solution on the Cloud

Abdullah Khawer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon ElastiCache

Amazon ElastiCache is being used by our product's infrastructure. We are using store data in AWS ElastiCache Redis to which our product needs quick access, e.g., session data so that our product performs more efficiently.
  • Fully Managed Redis and Memcached services on the cloud.
  • Supports highly availability.
  • Ease to manage via console.
  • Fast.
  • Pay for what you run only.
  • Client could be added on console to access the data stores.
  • More integrations with other AWS services.
  • Infrastructure uptime can be increase.
  • Cost should be reduced.
  • Performance of Application will be improved which will give a great experience to our business users.
  • Our customers can access the application and its features really fast.
  • Users will hardly face a downtime because any caching issues of the application.
Amazon Elasticache is better than Amazon Elasticsearch and Amazon SQS as the former is good for dumping a lot of data for searching purposes later on and the latter is good for maintaining a message bus whereas Amazon ElastiCache purely works as a caching data store to provide faster data access. AWS DynamoDB is a good alternative if you're looking for a serverless solution as in Amazon ElastiCache, we get to see instances while in AWS DynamoDB, we can simply access the data without the need of bringing up a server.

Do you think Amazon ElastiCache delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Amazon ElastiCache's feature set?

Yes

Did Amazon ElastiCache live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Amazon ElastiCache go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Amazon ElastiCache again?

Yes

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Docker, Jenkins, Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), AWS CloudFormation, Terraform
Amazon ElastiCache is a great tool to use when you need to cache data in your application to access it really fast and also want that to be fully managed, cost-efficient, and highly available in the production environment along with monitoring capabilities. It should not be used as a permanent database solution as Redis or Memcached are not alternatives for that. If the load is really less than choosing this might cost you more. Using it when you only want to pay when you run it would be better.