Is myspace using memcache?

KevinImNotSpacey kevin.amerson at
Thu Jun 21 00:51:24 UTC 2007

Yup, thanks mike, I couldn't agree more.  Facebook is just awesome.  I only
really asked about myspace because I know they are a microsoft shop and
therefore another website that is MS technology based using memcache would
help just as much.  Thinking on it now I should have posed the question:
What MS Tech based companies are using memcache?

I love memcached myself, it is so easy and powerful.  And yes I appreciate
Steve's posts about Facebook and how they are using memcached, the
information is very helpful.

I've got the win32 binaries working with the .NET client tools from the
danga website.  It all looks to work just as good as the *nix versions, does
anyone have any experiences to the contrary?

thanks again!

On 6/20/07, mike <mike503 at> wrote:
> On 6/20/07, KevinImNotSpacey <kevin.amerson at> wrote:
> > I recently joined a .NET shop and we're looking at large scale websites
> on
> > MS platforms and what technologies they're using to scale out their
> > websites.  Myspace was at the top of the list for .NET sites.  Any
> details
> > are greatly appreciated.
> myspace should not be used as a technical model for anything.
> imho, with as much capital as they should be able to use, the
> inconsistent and completely buggy interface is uncalled for -
> especially going on for this many years.
> facebook would be a much better model. not only is their site clean,
> consistent, (and uses memcached i might add) but they expose APIs now
> and seem to generally know their technical stuff. exposing APIs in my
> mind is the next step when you have successfully been able to please
> users with your frontend interface. (some people may disagree, saying
> APIs are nice because other people can make their own interfaces and
> you don't have to change yours)
> to me myspace was built not to scale properly and ever since has been
> struggling to do anything to support the load. i mean come on - it
> started with coldfusion. did they really expect to be one of the
> busiest sites on the net starting with that? :)
> i really don't think they've put in enough funding or the proper
> resources from what it seems like, unless they have a secret
> completely rewritten version in the works.
> not only does facebook use memcached, but steve is one of the most
> active posters it seems and him/the team he works with has made
> numerous improvements and i'm quite sure runs one of the largest (if
> not the largest) memcached clusters anyone has ever claimed that i
> have seen.
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