Monday, May 26, 2008

Presenting a Webinar on Memcached Use Cases

Quick link: register for Designing and Implementing Scalable Applications with Memcached and MySQL webinar (June 29)

Ever since its introduction, memcached has been changing the way cost-efficient caching is perceived. Some passionately love it, others cynically hate it.

Today, many large scale web 2.0 properties (including my employer) save millions of dollars by depending on memcached to bring their application response time under control and to offload pressure from databases.

There are several success stories about using memcached to speed up database driven websites. Facebook, for instance, runs the largest memcached installation and the numbers only keep increasing. In May 2007, Facebook was reportedly running 200 dedicated servers with 3TB of memory in their memcached cluster. At the "Scaling MySQL Up or Out" Keynote, Facebook revealed they are now using 805 dedicated memcached servers. That's more than a 400% increase in less than a year!

Twitter, digg, Wikipedia, SourceForge, and even Slashdot depend on memcached to keep their users happy.

For my employer, memcached has been a crucial component of the infrastructure that has been instrumental in handling explosive growth in a cost-efficient manner. In addition, memcached has helped us offload billions of queries from our database.

To highlight several real-life use cases of memcached (see below), I will be presenting a memcached webinar on Thursday, June 29 at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). Monty Taylor (Senior Consultant, Sun Microsystems) and Jimmy Guerrero (Sr Product Marketing Manager, Sun Microsystems - Database Group) will also be speaking at the event. Space is limited and filling up fast (200+ registrants already) so I highly recommend registering now.

In this webinar, I will be covering several use cases for memcached including (but not limited to):
  • deterministic cache
  • non-deterministic cache
  • proactive cache
  • "state" cache
  • filesystem cache replacement
Hope to "see" you at the webinar.

: This memcached webinar is not to be confused with the memcached webinar being presented by Ivan Zoratti on June 28.

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