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  • GitHub Scales Its Rate Limiter Using Redis

    Yesterday GitHub engineer Robert Mosolgo posted a detailed account of how GitHub scaled the GitHub API with a sharded, replicated rate limiter in Redis. GitHub migrated from an older Memcached-based rate limiter to a Redis-based one. According to Mosolgo, the new implementation has improved reliability, fixed issues for clients, and reduced GitHub's support load.

  • Google Releases Memorystore for Memcached into General Availability

    In a recent blog post, Google announced the general availability of Memorystore for Memcached, a fully-managed service compatible with open-source Memcached protocol. With the GA release of Memorystore for Memcached, the company now has two generally available managed caching service options for customers looking for a caching capability in the Google Cloud.

  • Twemproxy – Proxy For MemCached And Redis

    Twemproxy is a proxy server that allows you to reduce the number of open connections to your Redis or Memcached server.

  • Couchbase Releases Couchbase Server 2.0 GA

    Couchbase Server 2.0 main features include flexible JSON data model, distributed indexing and querying, incremental map-reduce, and cross data center replication.

  • CouchDB versus Couchbase: What are the differences, and what happened to Membase?

    Recently Couchbase published a comparison of Couchbase and CouchDB to denote the differences and simlarities between the two. This document addresses a common question: "What is the difference between CouchDB and Couchbase?", and what happened to Membase? InfoQ caught up with James Phillips, a Couchbase founder, to discuss the comparison and the merger of the two products Membase and CouchDB.

  • MySQL Cluster 7.2 Released with 70x Increased Performance and NoSQL Features

    Oracle fires a new round for the heart of the NoSQL market. This 7.2 release of MySQL Cluster has new features putting it head to head with other NoSQL solutions including REST, memcached wire protocol, NoSQL C++, and standard MySQL interfaces. Oracle boasts 70x speed gains for complex queries using MapReduce like distributed joins. Is the world ready for a MySQL/NoSQL hybrid from Oracle?

  • Memcached surpasses EhCache and Coherence in Java Job Demand

    Around January 2011, Memcached became the number one caching solution based on Java developer job demand. Memcached expanded beyond its LAMP roots. InfoQ caught up with Dustin Sallings, the implementer of Spymemcached the leading Java Memcached client, to get his perspective on the rise of Memcached in the Java world.

  • Second Level Caching with Entity Framework

    Second Level Caching is one of the features that is not present out-of-the-box in Entity Framework. In an MSDN article “Second-Level Caching in the Entity Framework and AppFabric” Julie Lerman shows how to implement Second Level Caching with Entity Framework to take advantage of caching services like Microsoft AppFabric.

  • NoSQL Shake-Up. Membase and CouchOne merge into Couchbase

    The shape of the NoSQL landscape is changing. The first big market aggregation took place with the merger of Membase Inc. with CouchOne into Couchbase. InfoQ spoke with James Phillip and Damien Katz about the benefits of the merger and future products.

  • Four NoSQL Add-ons available for Heroku Users

    The first four NoSQL datastores are available as Add-ons for the Heroku PaaS (platform-as-a-service) platform. Using the Add-on system that was introduced in October 2009, CouchDB from Cloudant, Membase from NorthScale, MongoDB from MongoHQ and Redis were made available for Heroku users.

  • 7 Lessons Learned at Reddit

    Steve Huffman, co-founder of Reddit, shares the main lessons he learned scaling Reddit from a small web application to a large social website.

  • Memcached Roundup: Memcached 1.4 Released, Gear6's WebCache

    Memcached has recently been released in version 1.4 which added new features like the binary protocol. Also: WebCache is a Memcached protocol-compliant hardware solution to boost performance even more.

  • Presentation: Rockstar Memcaching

    In this presentation from RubyFringe, Tobias Lütke talks about memcached, the widely used caching solution. Tobias explains how to use it and gives some practical tips on what not to do.