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Getting Started with Memcached by Ahmed Soliman

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Preface

The Internet used to be a relatively smaller place compared to today's Internet. Applications were simpler, and most applications were getting a few hundred to thousands of requests per day. But that didn't last for long, the internet growth exceeded all expectations and with the boom of smart phones sales, servers started to choke, bottlenecks were congested and application scalability was inevitable. Memcached was written to reduce the number of database queries for the popular LiveJournal website, it was built as a general-purpose ultra-fast memory-based caching service. Today, memcached is used by many other sites, including Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, WordPress.com, Wikipedia, Digg, and the list keeps going. Many others use memcached ...

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