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Amazon Web Services Bootcamp

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Amazon Web Services Bootcamp

Overview of this book

AWS is at the forefront of Cloud Computing today. Businesses are adopting AWS Cloud because of its reliability, versatility, and flexible design. The main focus of this book is teaching you how to build and manage highly reliable and scalable applications and services on AWS. It will provide you with all the necessary skills to design, deploy, and manage your applications and services on the AWS cloud platform. We’ll start by exploring Amazon S3, EC2, and so on to get you well-versed with core Amazon services. Moving on, we’ll teach you how to design and deploy highly scalable and optimized workloads. You’ll also discover easy-to-follow, hands-on steps, tips, and recommendations throughout the book and get to know essential security and troubleshooting concepts. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to create a highly secure, fault tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

ElastiCache – Memcached

Memcached is an open source, distributed caching server used for achieving high performance. It stores data in RAM so that retrievals can be faster and more efficient. ElastiCache is compatible with the Memcached caching server, so the tools and API clients used with the existing Memcached servers are compatible with the ElastiCache Memcached server. For Memcached ElastiCache, we can create a cluster of nodes, where data can be distributed based on the hashing mechanism. The cache keys need to be different so that you can make use of multiple nodes.


More details on Memcached can be found at

Let's look at how we can create a Memcached ElastiCache cluster.

AWS Management Console

Go to the AWS ElastiCache Management Console at

  1. Click Memcached on the left-hand menu.
  2. Click the Create button.
  3. Provide the ElastiCache cluster details as follows:
    • Cluster engine: Select the Memcached option.
    • Name: Type in aws...