Posted On: Nov 20, 2020

Amazon ElastiCache for Memcached has added support for the latest Memcached version 1.6.6. This version brings a number of enhancements, such as improved memory management reducing the memory usage from idle client connections and lowers the risk of memory fragmentation from large number of connections. Additionally, this version introduces the experimental meta protocol and meta commands.

For the full list of improvements and bug fixes in Amazon ElastiCache for Memcached 1.6.6 click here. Memcached 1.6.6 support is available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.  

You can create a Amazon ElastiCache cluster with Memcached 1.6.6 using the Amazon Management Console, Amazon SDK or CLI.