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Memcached – Free High Performance Caching System

Posted · Category: BSD License, Tools

Memcached is a a free & open source, high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load.

Memcached is an in-memory key-value store for small chunks of arbitrary data (strings, objects) from results of database calls, API calls, or page rendering. Memcached is simple yet powerful. Its simple design promotes quick deployment, ease of development, and solves many problems facing large data caches.


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Demo: http://memcached.org/
License: New BSD License

  • Just one thing you should consider before being too happy about twice the cache memory: Two webservers means two separate machines connected over a network – and that’s the bottleneck: Using memcache over a 100 MBit/s network might make your site slower than using no cache at all.

  • Luca

    It depends if you your cache is sharded between the servers. I would also suggest to have a look at Membase.org has a better management UI and also some sharding features that can be used in geo located deployments.

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