Published On: Mon, Apr 6th, 2020

Google Cloud launches a managed Memcached service

Google currently announced a beta of Memorystore for Memcached, a new use that provides a entirely managed in-memory datastore that is concordant with a open-source Memcached protocol. It will join Redis in a Memorystore family, that initial launched in 2018.

As Gopal Ashok, Google’s product manager for Memorystore, records in today’s announcement, Redis stays a renouned choice for use cases like event stores, gaming leaderboards, tide analytics, hazard showing and API rate limiting, while Memcached is typically used as a caching covering for databases. Developers also frequently use Memcached as a event store and with this new service, developers can scale their clusters adult to 5TB of memory per instance.

Because a use is entirely concordant with Memcached, developers should be means to take any of their applications that use a custom and quit them over to Google Cloud and a Memorystore platform. As a entirely managed service, Google will hoop all of a slight tasks like monitoring and patching. Figuring out a right distance of a cache stays a bit of an art, though, though Google Cloud argues that a minute metrics will concede developers to simply scale their instances adult and down as indispensable to optimize a use for their specific use cases. Those metrics, a association notes, are unprotected in Cloud Monitoring, Google Cloud’s centralized monitoring dashboard, and a Cloud Console.

Currently, Memorystore for Memcached can be used for applications that run on Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), App Engine Flex, App Engine Standard and Cloud Functions.

It’s value observant that Amazon, with ElastiCache for Memcached, and specialized startups like MemCachier offer identical services. And Redis Labs, too, is charity a entirely managed Memcached use that can run on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.

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