If your app needs fast query performance, dedicated memcache can help with that and GAE is now offering that capability in preview form.
Facebook had a problem ensuring that its tens of thousands of caching servers were performing at their peak. If they bogged down, so did that site. So Facebook created Claspin, a heat map of the health of its caches that builds on its institutional knowledge.
A day after Twitter experienced its “CNN moment,” John Adams , the messaging service’s operations engineer, posted a nice slide show on how the company has scaled and the tools it uses. Entitled, “Talk Cloudy to Me” the slide show reviews old insights and offers new ones.
NorthScale, a Memcached-focused start-up based in Mountain View, Calif. says it has raised $10 million in Series B funding from Mayfield Fund. Previous investors Accel Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners also invested. NorthScale has also hired a new president & CEO – Bob Wiederhold.