Posted On: Nov 14, 2018

Amazon ElastiCache for Memcached now supports Memcached version 1.5. This open source Memcached version offers significant improvements including better connection management, improved item size management for items above 1MB, and memory overhead improvements by reducing per-item memory requirements. 

Additionally, this release also offers new Memcached features such as automated slab rebalancing, faster hash table lookups, segmented LRU algorithm, LRU crawler for background memory reclamation, and the ASCII protocol now supports the get and touch commands. For more details, refer to ElastiCache for Memcached Version 1.5 documentation

Memcached 1.5 support is available in all AWS regions. To get started on ElastiCache for Memcached cluster with engine version 1.5.10 log on to AWS Management Console.