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User Guide (API Version 2015-02-02)

ElastiCache Tutorial Videos

Following, you can find tutorial videos to help you learn basic and advanced Amazon ElastiCache concepts. For information about AWS Training, see AWS Training & Certification.

Introductory Video Tutorials

The following videos introduce you to Amazon ElastiCache.

Introduction to Amazon ElastiCache

In this tutorial, you learn about key Amazon ElastiCache concepts, watch a demo of creating and launching an ElastiCache cluster in the Amazon cloud, and then go practice with a free lab at Qwik Labs.

DAT204—Building Scalable Applications on AWS NoSQL Services (re:Invent 2015)

In this session, we discuss the benefits of NoSQL databases and take a tour of the main NoSQL services offered by AWS—Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon ElastiCache. Then, we hear from two leading customers, Expedia and Mapbox, about their use cases and architectural challenges, and how they addressed them using AWS NoSQL services, including design patterns and best practices. You will come out of this session having a better understanding of NoSQL and its powerful capabilities, ready to tackle your database challenges with confidence.

DAT207—Accelerating Application Performance with Amazon ElastiCache (AWS re:Invent 2013)

In this tutorial, learn how you can use Amazon ElastiCache to easily deploy a Memcached- or Redis-compatible in-memory caching system to speed up your application performance. We show you how to use Amazon ElastiCache to improve your application latency and reduce the load on your database servers. We'll also show you how to build a caching layer that is easy to manage and scale as your application grows. During this session, we go over various scenarios and use cases that can benefit by enabling caching, and discuss the features provided by Amazon ElastiCache.

Advanced Video Tutorials

The following videos cover more advanced Amazon ElastiCache topics.

DAT306—Amazon ElastiCache Deep Dive (re:Invent 2016)

Peek behind the scenes to learn about Amazon ElastiCache's design and architecture. See common design patterns with our Redis and Memcached offerings and how customers have used them for in-memory operations to reduce latency and improve application throughput. During this session, we review ElastiCache best practices, design patterns, and anti-patterns.

DAT317—How IFTTT uses ElastiCache for Redis to Predict Events (re:Invent 2016)

IFTTT is a free service that empowers people to do more with the services they love, from automating simple tasks to transforming how someone interacts with and controls their home. IFTTT uses ElastiCache for Redis to store transaction run history and schedule predictions as well as indexes for log documents on Amazon S3. View this session to learn how the scripting power of Lua and the data types of Redis allowed people to accomplish something they wouldn't have been able to elsewhere.

DAT407—Amazon ElastiCache Deep Dive (re:Invent 2015)

Peek behind the scenes to learn about Amazon ElastiCache's design and architecture. See common design patterns of our Memcached and Redis offerings and how customers have used them for in-memory operations and achieved improved latency and throughput for applications. During this session, we review best practices, design patterns, and anti-patterns related to Amazon ElastiCache.

SDD402—Amazon ElastiCache Deep Dive (re:Invent 2014)

In this tutorial, we examine common caching use cases, the Memcached and Redis engines, patterns that help you determine which engine is better for your needs, consistent hashing, and more as means to building fast, scalable applications. Frank Wiebe, Principal Scientist at Adobe, details how Adobe uses Amazon ElastiCache to improve customer experience and scale their business.

DAT307—Deep Dive into Amazon ElastiCache Architecture and Design Patterns (re:Invent 2013)

In this tutorial, we examine caching, caching strategies, scaling out, monitoring. We also compare the Memcached and Redis engines. During this session, also we review best practices and design patterns related to Amazon ElastiCache.