Amazon ElastiCache for Memcached is a Memcached-compatible in-memory key-value store service that can be used as a cache or a data store. It delivers the performance, ease-of-use, and simplicity of Memcached. ElastiCache for Memcached is fully managed, scalable, and secure - making it an ideal candidate for use cases where frequently accessed data must be in-memory. It is a popular choice for use cases such as Web, Mobile Apps, Gaming, Ad-Tech, and E-Commerce.
Amazon ElastiCache for Memcached works as an in-memory data store and cache to support the most demanding applications requiring sub-millisecond response times. By utilizing an end-to-end optimized stack running on customer dedicated nodes, Amazon ElastiCache provides you secure, blazing fast performance.
Secure and Hardened
Amazon ElastiCache for Memcached supports Amazon VPC, enabling you to isolate your cluster to the IP ranges you choose for your nodes, and use them to connect to your application. ElastiCache continuously monitors your nodes and applies the necessary patches to keep your environment secure. Learn more »
Memcached is a widely adopted memory object caching system. ElastiCache is compliant with Memcached, so popular tools that you use today with existing Memcached environments will work seamlessly with the service. Learn more »
Amazon ElastiCache with Memcached includes sharding to scale in-memory cache with up to 20 nodes and 8.14 TiB per cluster. Learn more »
You no longer need to perform management tasks such as hardware provisioning, software patching, setup, configuration, monitoring, and failure recovery. ElastiCache continuously monitors your clusters to keep your workloads up and running so that you can focus on higher value application development. Learn more »
How it works
Amazon ElastiCache for Memcached is a great choice for implementing an in-memory cache to decrease access latency, increase throughput, and ease the load off your relational or NoSQL database. Amazon ElastiCache can serve frequently requested items at sub-millisecond response times
Session stores are easy to create with Amazon ElastiCache for Memcached. Simply use the Memcached hash table, that can be distributed across multiple nodes. Scaling the session store is as easy as adding a node and updating the clients to take advantage of the new node.