Facebook Open-Sources mcrouter Memcached Protocol Router

by David Cohen
Facebook announced at its @Scale 2014 conference in San Francisco Monday that it is open-sourcing mcrouter, a memcached protocol router that it uses to handle all traffic to, from and between thousands of cache servers across dozens of clusters distributed in the social network’s data centers. Software engineers Anton Likhtarov, Rajesh Nishtala and Ryan McElroy described the ...Read the full article

Turning Caches into Distributed Systems with mcrouter - Data@Scale

Ryan McElroy, software engineer at Facebook, introduces "mcrouter," software that the company has developed for turning standalone caches into a robust distributed system.