ElastiCache for Memcached resources - Amazon ElastiCache

ElastiCache for Memcached resources

We recommend that you begin by reading the following sections, and refer to them as you need them:

  • Service Highlights and Pricing – The product detail page provides a general product overview of ElastiCache, service highlights, and pricing.

  • ElastiCache Videos – The ElastiCache Videos section has videos that introduce you to Amazon ElastiCache for Memcached, cover common use cases, and demo how to use ElastiCache for Memcached to reduce latency and improve throughput of your applications.

  • Getting Started – The Getting started with Amazon ElastiCache for Memcached section includes an exame that walks you through the process of creating a cache cluster, authorizing access to the cache cluster, connecting to a cache node, and deleting the cache cluster.

  • Performance at Scale – The Performance at scale with Amazon ElastiCache white paper addresses caching strategies that enable your application to perform well at scale.

If you want to use the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), you can use these documents to help you get started:

You can write application programs to use the ElastiCache API with a variety of popular programming languages. Here are some resources:

  • Tools for Amazon Web Services

    Amazon Web Services provides a number of software development kits (SDKs) with support for ElastiCache for Memcached. You can code for ElastiCache using Java, .NET, PHP, Ruby, and other languages. These SDKs can greatly simplify your application development by formatting your requests to ElastiCache, parsing responses, and providing retry logic and error handling.

  • Using the ElastiCache API

    If you don't want to use the AWS SDKs, you can interact with ElastiCache directly using the Query API. You can find troubleshooting tips and information on creating and authenticating requests and handling responses in this section.

  • Amazon ElastiCache API Reference

    This separate document covers all of the ElastiCache API operations, including syntax and examples.