Friday, January 02, 2009

memcached: distributed memory caching system

memcached: a distributed memory object caching system

This solution has been recommended somewhere as the solution to reduce the load on database. It is another distributed memory caching system, similar to NetScaler or Velocity.
It's focus in on alleviating database load in web server applications environment. The magic it does comes from its scalability. It utilizes multiple servers and distributes load to their memory and CPU power.
There is a story of caching that, in an interesting way, explains how memcached works.

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