Gemcached is a VMware GemFire adapter that allows Memcached clients to communicate with a VMware GemFire server cluster, as if the servers were memcached servers. Memcached is an open-source caching solution that uses a distributed, in-memory hash map to store key-value pairs of string or object data.
For information about Memcached, see http://www.memcached.org.
Applications use memcached clients to access data stored in embedded Gemcached servers.
You can configure and deploy Gemcached servers in a Java class or by using the gfsh command-line interface.
The standard memcached architecture has inherent architectural challenges that make memcached applications difficult to write, maintain, and scale. Using Gemcached with VMware GemFire addresses these challenges.