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Memcached increases the performance and scalability of dynamic MySQL-driven websites by caching data and objects in memory in order to minimize database load. The biggest names on the web, like YouTube, Facebook, Fotolog and Wikipedia deploy Memcached and MySQL to satisfy the demands of millions of users and billions of page views every month.
Memcached and MySQL enables organizations to:
Memcached combined with MySQL Replication, is an excellent solution for improving application performance and leveraging scale out architectures at the same time.
Memcached can be incrementally scaled out in an on-demand fashion. Because Memcached can scale to support dozens of nodes with minimal overhead, anywhere spare memory resources exist is an opportunity to scale your application even further. Memcached is designed as a non-blocking event-based server with no special networking or interconnect requirements.