Any other uses of memcached?
Thu, 19 Feb 2004 22:01:04 +0000
We're using memcache at www.last.fm to pass data between a java
streaming server and the php website
the streamer puts the name of the song it's playing in memcache with the
username as part of the key
php reads it on every page load to show you what you are listening to.
We used to have to hit the database to do this, which was rather
obscene. hitting memcache on every page load is much nicer
wwe also use it for the audioscrobbler.com submission system, because we
receive a high volume of submissions we use memcache to store
authentication details and session keys in memory; again this was a
massive strain on the database before memcache came along.