Memcachier Blog

Announcements, New Features, and How Tos

Degraded Performance and Outages Last Week

Some of our customers in Amazon’s us-east-1 region (Virginia) noticed degraded performance and partial outages starting Friday, 11/16 through Sunday, 11/18, and again on Wednesday, 11/21. We want to take this opportunity to explain what happened.

More Usage Analytics

We made a slight change to the analytics dashboard to show 30 days of usage data. Previously we were only showing 7 days. Take a look at your dashboard and tell us what you think.

Getting the Most Out of Memcache

Despite being the go-to scaling solution for most production websites, Memcache often isn’t used to its full potential. Most developers only know about the get, set, and delete operations. However, Memcache has a broader set of operations that help developers build more advanced apps with less code and even further improved performance.

MemCachier is Now Available in EC2, AppFog, dotCloud, and CloudBees

We’re excited to announce that MemCachier is now available in EC2, AppFog, dotCloud, and CloudBees. Now developers can speed up page loads and improve their app’s scalability with MemCachier’s memcache solution.

MemCachier Hackathon: September 28th

We’re excited to announce that MemCachier is hosting a hackathon with WibiData and Thanx on Friday, September 28th, starting at 5pm. The goal is simple and the format is plain: build cool shit with other people.

Introducing the MemCachier Analytics Dashboard

Today we’re announcing the general availability of our analytics dashboard – a simple tool to give you more insight into how you’re using memcache.

This dashboard is the start of what will eventually become the most advanced usage analysis tool available. The current feature list includes:

  • Current usage: bytes and number of objects
  • Usage history, in bytes
  • Cache flush button

Moving forward we plan to provide much more in-depth usage statistics. We’re already working on the next version – let us know if you have feature requests you’d like us to consider.

$22 Standing Desk

2pm rolls around and you’re already tired of sitting all day. So you slouch over your computer for the rest of the day. By the evening you’re exhausted, your back and wrists are sore, and you’re dreading doing it again tomorrow. Sound familiar?

We got tired of sitting so we built $22 standing desks, constructed from IKEA parts and wood screws.

The impact of a larger Memcache

A larger memcache can sometimes enable better performance and scalability. But not always. Some of our customers have benefited from a larger cache, while others haven’t. In this post we’ll explain how to determine if you need a larger cache and how a larger cache improves performance. This post assumes you already have a basic knowledge of memcache – refer to our Memcache user guide if you don’t.

Using Memcache: An In-Depth Look at Example Code

Last week we answered the question, “Why should I use memcache?” Now we’ll get a little deeper into the usage of memcache by showing some example code, along with detailed explanations. This post will give you an idea about what it takes to write memcache code to help your app scale. We’ll use pseudocode to demonstrate.

MemCachier is available in cloudControl

We’re excited to announce the general availability of MemCachier in cloudControl, a platform-as-a-service provider exclusively available in the eu-west (Dublin, Ireland) Amazon EC2 region.