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ElasticCache Replication

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  • There are 2 types of ElastiCache replication

Cluster Mode: Disabled

  • One primary node and upto 5 replicas. There is only one shard.
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  • Asynchronous Replication
  • The primary node is used for read/write whereas the other nodes are read-only.
  • One shard, all nodes have all the data
  • Multi-AZ enabled by default for failover
  • Useful for
    • Guarding against data loss if node failure
    • Helpful to scale read performance

Cluster Mode: Enabled

  • Data is partitioned across shards which is helpful for scaling writes.
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  • Each shard has a primary and up to 5 replica nodes (similar to cluster mode disabled)
  • There is multi AZ capability.
  • Up to 500 nodes per cluster:
    • 500 shards with single master
    • 250 shards with master and replica. Since 250 x 2
    • 83 shards with one master and 5 replicas. Since 83 x 6 = 498

Last updated: 2022-05-14