Dan Young

Title: McRouter: Over 100 billion Memcache GETs served


New Relic uses McRouter, a Memcache proxy/router, for scaling our cache infrastructure. This Ignite talk will cover what McRouter is and how we use it to scale out Memcache for our microservices.

McRouter (created by Facebook) supports sharding, replication, connection pooling, cache warming, and flexible routing. I’ll show some of the basics and a few examples of how rich routing policies let us design our caching infrastructure.


Dan Young

Dan Young


Dan Young is a Senior Operations Engineer in the Site Engineering group at New Relic, Inc working on build infrastructure, Docker, and the hundred other things all ops folks do.

He is a carbon-based biped who enjoys making things work, sharing the knowledge with others, and sweaters.