Reduce Amazon ElastiCache
costs with these tips

These proven tips can save you up to 30% on AWS costs!

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

Amazon ElastiCache cost saving tips Optimize your Amazon ElastiCache costs with these tips


Monitor Node Usage

Monitor ElastiCache node usage with CloudWatch metrics. Ensure the nodes are right-sized as per your workload needs. Oversized nodes can lead to wasted resources and higher costs.


Delete Unused Clusters

Regularly review your ElastiCache deployments. Delete any unused cache clusters that are no longer required in order to prevent unnecessary spend.


Use Read Replicas

Leverage read replicas to improve the performance and availability of cached data. This allows for scale reads without impacting base cache capacity, thus optimizing costs versus performance requirements.

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“We found that our AWS costs were spiraling out of control. Following Alex his advice we were able to save 60% on costs without compromising performance!”

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About Alex I am your AWS cost saving guru, ready to slash your AWS costs!

As a CTO at various start-ups and scale-ups, I've seen too often how AWS costs can sneak up on you. It used to be something we'd only think about when there was a problem—either it wasn't working like we needed it to, or the expenses were through the roof. I took my know-how in AWS and made it my goal to change that. Now, I use a simple rule to make a big impact: focus on the few changes that make the biggest difference in cutting costs.

I look at your AWS bills with a fine-tooth comb and find where you can save money without losing performance. It's about being smart with your resources and making sure AWS works for you, not against you. By doing this, I help your teams do more with less, and make sure we keep your cloud spending in check.

About Amazon ElastiCache Service information & pricing

About Amazon ElastiCache

Amazon ElastiCache is a fully-managed service that supports Redis and Memcached. It offers cost-effective, real-time performance and high availability for applications and is often used in data caching, web, mobile apps, healthcare, finance, gaming, IoT, and machine learning. ElastiCache improves database and app performance, and can scale to hundreds of operations per second. It also ensures enhanced security, reliability, scalability, and cost savings for memory-intensive tasks.

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Amazon ElastiCache pricing

Amazon ElastiCache's pricing offers serverless or on-demand nodes. Serverless pricing depends on data stored in GiB-hours and compute utilized in ECPUs. On-demand nodes incur hourly per node charges. Extra costs may apply for backup storage, data transfer, and AWS Outposts usage. AWS Free Tier provides new customers with free ElastiCache usage like 750 hours of node use and 15 GiB monthly data transfer for a year. The Free Tier doesn't include serverless pricing.

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