New Web service supports high performance Web applications in the cloud using Memcached standard
Amazon company Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched its new Web service Amazon ElastiCache which is designed to simplify deployment, operation, and scale an in-memory cache for Web applications running in the AWS cloud.
The company said that the new service improves the performance of Web applications by enabling customers to retrieve information from a fast, managed, in-memory caching system in the cloud, instead of relying on slower disk-based databases.
Amazon said that ElastiCache is ideal for read-heavy workloads such as social networking, gaming and media sharing sites or compute intensive workloads such as recommendation engines.
Amazon ElastiCache is compliant with Memcached. Amazon said the service also simplifies and offloads the management, monitoring and operation of in-memory cache environments. Amazon ElastiCache automatically detects and replaces failed Cache Nodes, said the company.
AWS Database Services vice-president Raju Gulabani said, "Caching is a core part of so many web applications today, but running your own caching infrastructure is time-consuming and rarely adds differentiated value for your business."
"Until today, businesses have had little choice but to shoulder this responsibility themselves — and indeed, many AWS customers have built and managed caching solutions on top of AWS for some time. Amazon ElastiCache answers one of the most highly requested functionalities of AWS customers by providing a managed, flexible and resilient caching service in the cloud," added Gulabani.