Posts tagged with Memcached

Five legitimate use cases for NoSQL databases

NoSQL may be one of the most overhyped technology trends in the past couple of years, and a growing number of companies that left their relational databases behind for a NoSQL fling are rethinking their decisions.

Yet organizations continue to adopt NoSQL solutions and investors are still eager to pour money into vendors behind the most popular of them.

Are they crazy, or has some of the NoSQL skepticism been overdone?

The truth of the matter is that, hype aside, there is a role for NoSQL solutions to play in a world consumed by data, and increasingly companies are making smart decisions about when to use relational databases and when to turn to their NoSQL cousins.

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Amazon adds a caching offering to AWS

When it comes to building high-performing web applications, there are plenty of tools that developers can employ to improve efficiency and reduce unnecessary resource utilization.

Caching is typically one of those tools, and in the market for caching solutions, the open-source Memcached is, for many developers, sort of like a trusty old hammer.

Originally developed for use on LiveJournal, Memcached is still used by some of the internet's largest sites, including Facebook.

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