How to Setup a Redis database on EC2

Introduction Redis a fast, reliable in-memory datastore with a wide range of supported languages. Its speed and simplicity makes it a tool of choice for developers looking to add caching functionality, job queueing, durable key-value storage, and other uses. AWS makes it easy to run a Redis database - a couple of clicks through the Elasticache interface will deploy a new Redis cluster with daily backups. You also have other options.

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Saving Money with Spot ECS Clusters on AWS

Introduction This post will show you how to save money on AWS infrastructure by running your containerized applications on a hybrid Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) cluster which is composed of both cheaper spot instances and more expensive on-demand instances. Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) is a docker container deployment and orchestration system. It supports load balancing, auto scaling and a variety of other features which make it easy for engineers to scale containerized application across hundreds of instances.

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