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Ruby hosting giant Heroku is letting developers roll Memcached into their web-based applications for fast performance and internet-size scale. Heroku has released a Memcached add-on to its core hosting platform that runs atop Amazon's EC2, using start-up NotrthScale's Memcached Server. The Ruby host picked NorthScale having …


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  1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Now just hold on a cotton-pickin minute there, Bubba

    Does the Cloud host Ponzis ..... or merely uncover them?

  2. Neal 5

    wtf is this persistance about a title,,if you want a title try arsehole.

    "So much for the cloud being the answer to all our data-center headaches."

    Possibly the the most realistic comment from an IT journalist in many a story.

    Would also like to state that at this moment my space bar has ceased to function on my keyboard, and this has taken 10 minutes to write,and likely 20 quid to replace. Or I could continue to use the onscreen keyboard to my own discretion/confusion/dislike.

  3. Jerome 0

    Internet-size scale?

    Surely for even the largest site to achieve "internet-size scale", you'd first have to somehow take down every other site on the net?

  4. Anonymous Coward

    Defining terms

    Memcached - A memory-based caching daemon.

    Memecached - A meme that's been saved somewhere temporarily, ready to bring it back at a moment's notice.

    Memechaced - A meme that's been chaced. I don't know what chacing is but it sounds painful.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Whaat the ferk?

    Is there an English version of this post available?

  6. Tom 38 Silver badge


    For rapid access to 'icanhazcheezburger'?

  7. Whore Reamer

    50,000 Ruby apps?

    This must be a record for seeing how high you can stack shit.

  8. Unlimited

    So much for the cloud?

    "So much for the cloud being the answer to all our data-center headaches."

    The article is about a product that is running on a cloud platform?

    The product has 50,000 subscriptions?

    The product is used by a "giant US consumer electronics retailer"?

    Yeah, so much for that. What a failure. WTF?

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