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Dragonfly Cloud: 25x the Performance and 80% Lower Cost Than ElastiCache 

Compare Dragonfly Cloud and Amazon ElastiCache to find the ideal in-memory data store for your applications. Learn how Dragonfly Cloud offers superior performance, cost-efficiency, and operational simplicity, making it the preferred choice for developers seeking a powerful ElastiCache alternative.

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QPS benchmark on AWS c6gn.16xlarge. Snapshot benchmark on AWS c6gn.4xlarge. Source.
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Dragonfly Cloud vs ElastiCache (Quick Comparison)

FeatureDragonfly CloudAmazon ElastiCache
Performance25x higher throughput (3.97M QPS) than Redis (148K QPS)High performance, but lower than Dragonfly
ScalabilityVertical scaling with multi-core utilizationHorizontal scaling by adding nodes
Snapshotting12x faster snapshotting (1,260 MB/s) than RedisSupports snapshotting, but may impact performance
High AvailabilityBuilt-in replication, automatic failover, self-healingMulti-AZ replication, automatic failover
Cost EfficiencyUp to 80% lower total costs. $9/GB/monthPay-as-you-go pricing based on instance type and size
Operational SimplicityAutomated tuning, scaling, and managementRequires manual cluster and node management
Cloud DeploymentAvailable on major clouds (AWS, GCP, Azure), hybrid, and on-premAWS-specific service
CompatibilityFull Redis and Memcached API compatibilityFull Redis compatibility
SecurityEnterprise-grade encryption, RBAC, SOC 2 Type 2 certifiedAWS security features, encryption, SOC 2 Type 2 compliant
Support24/7 support from core developers, comprehensive documentationSupport through AWS support plans

Dragonfly is trusted by developers from

  • Buzzfeed
  • Ubisoft
  • Epic
  • jetBlue
  • Wayfair

5 Reasons Why Developers Prefer Dragonfly Cloud Over Amazon ElastiCache

#1 - Unmatched Performance

Dragonfly Cloud delivers 25x higher throughput than Redis, significantly outperforming ElastiCache. This translates to faster response times and improved application performance, especially for high-load scenarios.

#2 - Simplified Scaling

While ElastiCache requires managing clusters and nodes for horizontal scaling, Dragonfly Cloud offers effortless vertical scaling. Simply adjust your provisioned memory, and Dragonfly handles the rest, reducing operational complexity.

#3 - Cost-Effective Solution

Dragonfly Cloud's efficient architecture can reduce infrastructure costs by up to 80% compared to ElastiCache. With a straightforward pricing model based on provisioned memory, you avoid the complexity of instance-based pricing.

#4 - Advanced Snapshotting

Dragonfly Cloud's snapshotting is 12x faster than Redis, minimizing performance impact during backups. This ensures your applications remain responsive even during maintenance operations, unlike ElastiCache where snapshotting can affect performance.

#5 - Multi-Cloud Flexibility

Unlike ElastiCache, which is limited to AWS, Dragonfly Cloud offers deployment options across major cloud providers, as well as hybrid and on-premises environments. This flexibility allows you to avoid vendor lock-in and optimize your infrastructure strategy.

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Dragonfly is fully compatible with the Redis ecosystem and requires no code changes to implement.