Archive for the ‘caching’ Category

Simple clustering with AWS and (free) RightScale

Here at StyleFeeder, we do a lot of things for the sake of performance. We recently decided to take a set of processes that we had running on a few large EC2 instances over at Amazon Web Services, and consolidate them into a couple of clusters. First, you may ask, why use AWS at all? […]

Memcached vs MySQL

I recently had lunch with Dan Weinreb who I met at the Xconomy cloud computing event back in June.  We talked about many topics, mostly scalable database architectures, but also about caching.  He mentioned that he was doing some stuff with memcached lately, which I found very interesting.  Now, memcached certainly has some nice features, […]