Posted On: Feb 22, 2012

We are excited to announce that Amazon ElastiCache is now available in two additional Regions: US West (Oregon) and South America (Sao Paulo). Starting today, you can use Amazon ElastiCache in these Regions to add an in-memory cache to your application architecture in a matter of minutes.

Amazon ElastiCache improves the performance of web applications by retrieving data from a fast, managed, Memcached-compatible, in-memory caching system, instead of relying entirely on disk-based databases. It can significantly improve throughput for read-heavy or compute intensive workloads including:

  • Social Networking
  • Mobile and Social Gaming
  • E-Commerce Sites
  • Media Sites
  • Recommendation Engines

To learn more about the service, please view our recorded webinar: “Turbo-charge Your Web Apps Using Amazon ElastiCache” and review our Getting Started Guide. You can launch a multi-node Memcached-compatible cluster with a few clicks using the AWS Management Console or a few simple API calls.