AWS ElastiCache: Types of Data You Can Store and Manage

  • ElastiCache for Redis:
    • Can handle different kinds of data like text, numbers, and lists of items.
    • Useful if you need to organize data in various ways, not just save single pieces of information.
  • ElastiCache for Memcached:
    • Mainly for storing single pieces of information and finding them quickly.
    • Good for simple needs like remembering a user's profile or speeding up commonly requested data.

Questions to ask

  • What kind of information does your application deal with? Simple pieces of information or various types?
  • Do you need to organize or group your data in special ways, or is it mainly about saving and finding single pieces of information quickly?
  • Is your application expected to evolve in complexity in terms of data handling in the near future?