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Using a disk-based Redis clone to reduce AWS S3 bill

Redis is an in-memory database with very high write and read speed, and a limitation that data sets can’t be larger than available RAM. It’s like memcached but supports data structures instead of just strings as values. Redis is great for caching lookups to AWS S3 from an external server, which can speed up your S3 reads and save you money on Outgoing Data ...

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Caching best practices

Introduction There is an irresistible attraction to writing custom caching solutions, since it seems to be the easiest path to “improving” the overall application performance. Well, caching is a great technique, but there are few steps to consider before even considering it. Best practices       A key/value collection is not a Cache Almost all projects I worked on ...

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