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Memcached Gets NoSQL in Membase

Jun 25, 2010, 06:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The open source memcached application is often used in conjunction with databases to help cache and accelerate data. A new approach from memcached sponsor NorthScale is taking a slightly different tack by integrating memcached directly with its new open source Membase server.

"The Membase server is an open source NoSQL database project that is backed by NorthScale as well as apps developer Zynga. With open source Membase, the aim is to provide a new type of low-latency, scalable database system for dynamic Web applications.

"Membase was originally begun as a commercial effort by NorthScale, and is now being open sourced in an effort to further adoption. NorthScale is one of the leading backers of the memcached open source project and recently raised $10 million in venture funding."

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