Working with Amazon ElastiCache for Redis
SPL-141 - Version 1.5.5
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In this lab, you will use open source Landsat data and a MySQL database to illustrate the capabilities of ElastiCache with Redis.
By the end of this lab, you will be able to:
- Create a MySQL DB instance
- Create an Amazon ElastiCache cluster
- Connect to your Amazon ElastiCache cluster and your MySQL DB instance
- Run queries on both your ElastiCache cluster and MySQL DB instance
Amazon ElastiCache is a web service that helps improve the performance of web applications by allowing you to retrieve information from fast, managed, in-memory caches, instead of relying on slower disk-based databases. It supports two common, open-source engines:
- Redis: ElastiCache for Redis is fully managed, scalable, and secure - making it an ideal candidate to power high-performance use cases such as Web, Mobile Apps, Gaming, Ad-Tech, and IoT. In this lab, you will work with ElastiCache for Redis.
- Memcached: ElastiCache is protocol compliant with Memcached, so popular tools that you use today with existing Memcached environments will work seamlessly with the service.
Amazon ElastiCache has no upfront costs. With on-demand nodes you pay only for the resources you consume by the hour without any long-term commitments.
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