Google Cloud Memorystore launched for ‘Memecached’ in beta

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On Thursday the tech giant Google began the process of rolling out Google Cloud Memorystore for Memcached in beta. The fully-managed service provides a new caching layer choice to clients using Google Cloud Memorystore. The caching layer option is in a memory data store. Google is capable of the deployment, scaling, maintaining node configuration on the client, setting up monitoring and repairing the Memcached code.

Google already supports the Redis in-memory caching system, which it advises is suitable for use cases such as session stores, gaming leaderboards, stream analytics, API rate limiting, and menace discovery

Yet, strings are the only data type supported by Memcached whereas Redis supports various kinds of data structures such as lists, sets, sorted sets, hyper logs, bitmaps, and geospatial indexes. Redis also has more numerous features. For example, Memcached removes old data from its cache through a Least Recently adopted algorithm. Redis has six different removal policies to pick from, allowing finer-grained control.

The new service completely supports open Memcached protocol which is famous as a front end cache for databases. Use Cloud Memorystore to build application caches that give a sub-millisecond data path. Cloud Memorystore is compatible with the Redis protocol, allowing easy migration with zero code changes.

Memcached examples can be computed up and down to optimize the cache-hit ratio and cost. Detailed open-source Memcached monitoring metrics to help judgment making are accessible in a dashboard. The highest instance size is a massive 5TB.

Memorystore for Memcached can be reached from applications operating on Google’s Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), App Engine Flex, App Engine Standard, and Cloud Functions. Memorystore for Memcached beta launch is accessible in major Google regions across the US, Asia, and Europe and rolls out worldwide in the upcoming weeks.

Google released Cloud Memorystore for Redis in 2018. It is a fully managed in-memory data store service. At that stage, it was one of the several managed database services Google rolled.

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