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Dragonfly Cloud: The Powerful Azure Cache Alternative 

Compare Dragonfly Cloud and Azure Cache to find the perfect in-memory data store for your cloud applications. Learn how Dragonfly Cloud's innovative architecture offers superior performance, simplified scaling, and cost advantages over Azure's managed Redis service.

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

FeatureDragonfly CloudAzure Cache
Performance25x higher throughput (3.97M QPS) than traditional RedisHigh performance, but lower than Dragonfly
ScalabilityEffortless vertical scaling with multi-core utilizationHorizontal scaling with multiple tiers and clustering
Pricing ModelSimple memory-based pricing from $9/GB/monthComplex tiered pricing based on cache size and features
Cost EfficiencyUp to 80% lower costs than Redis-based servicesHigher costs, especially for enterprise features
ArchitectureMulti-threaded, shared-nothing designBased on Redis, single-threaded with optional clustering
Memory EfficiencyHigher memory efficiency with modern algorithmsStandard Redis memory management
API CompatibilityFull Redis and Memcached API compatibilityFull Redis API compatibility
Cloud DeploymentAvailable on major clouds (AWS, GCP, Azure)Azure-specific service
Automated ManagementFully automated tuning, scaling, and high availabilitySome automation, but requires more manual configuration
Snapshotting Performance12x faster snapshotting (1,260 MB/s) than RedisStandard Redis snapshotting performance

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  • Buzzfeed
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5 Reasons Why Developers Prefer Dragonfly Cloud Over Azure Cache

#1 - Unmatched Performance

Dragonfly Cloud's innovative multi-threaded architecture delivers 25x higher throughput than traditional Redis, significantly outperforming Azure Cache. This translates to faster response times and improved application performance, especially for high-load scenarios.

#2 - Simplified Scaling and Management

While Azure Cache requires managing different tiers and cluster configurations, Dragonfly Cloud offers effortless vertical scaling. Simply adjust your provisioned memory, and Dragonfly handles the rest, reducing operational complexity and management overhead.

#3 - Cost-Effective Solution

Dragonfly Cloud's efficient architecture and straightforward pricing model can reduce costs by up to 80% compared to Azure Cache's tiered pricing. This allows for better budget planning and significant cost savings, especially for large-scale deployments.

#4 - Advanced Memory Efficiency

Dragonfly's modern caching algorithms and LRFU (Least Recently Frequently Used) eviction policy result in higher memory efficiency compared to Azure Cache. This means you can store more data in less memory, further optimizing costs and performance.

#5 - Multi-Cloud Flexibility

Unlike Azure Cache, which is limited to the Azure ecosystem, Dragonfly Cloud offers deployment options across major cloud providers, including Azure. This flexibility allows you to avoid vendor lock-in and optimize your infrastructure strategy across different cloud environments.

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