High-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature,
but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating
Danga Interactive developed memcached to enhance the speed of LiveJournal.com, a
site which was already doing 20 million+ dynamic page views per day for 1
million users with a bunch of webservers and a bunch of database servers.
memcached dropped the database load to almost nothing, yielding faster page load
times for users, better resource utilization, and faster access to the databases
on a memcache miss.