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NorthScale (now Couchbase) Updates Market-Leading Memcached Distribution, Adds Debian Package to Download Options

Company Also Announces Certification for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 27, 2010 – NorthScale, Inc., the leading provider of elastic data infrastructure software, today announced an update to NorthScale Memcached Server that adds support for the Debian package format, simplifying the download and implementation of the software for Debian-based systems such as Ubuntu. In addition, the company has tested and certified NorthScale Memcached Server on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and now officially supports that platform, which was announced today by Canonical. NorthScale Memcached Server is the preferred distribution of the open source memcached data caching technology, built and supported by the leaders of that open source project. Memcached enables organizations to alleviate database load, increase application performance, and reduce data management costs for their web-based applications.

With today’s announcement, NorthScale Memcached Server is now available via easily downloadable software packages for Windows, Red Hat Linux, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions supporting the .rpm and .deb package formats. Downloads are available at

“The availability of NorthScale Memcached Server as a packaged distribution for both Linux and Windows makes it extremely easy to obtain, install, and implement the most widely deployed distribution of memcached,” said James Phillips, co-founder and chief strategy officer of NorthScale. “With NorthScale, in less than five minutes, customers begin to enjoy the scalability, performance, and cost-saving benefits of memcached for web applications and cloud environments.”

“Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is not only receiving enthusiastic ISV support, but from enterprises as well as Web and cloud deployments,” said Matt Asay, COO of Canonical. “We are delighted NorthScale Memcached Server is now certified and available for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, making its benefits available to our millions of users worldwide.”

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