Does a "Memcached backed on a database" exists ?

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Sun Jan 22 19:41:33 UTC 2006

Look at "NDB".

It's what's behind MySQL Cluster ( but you
can use it directly, if you don't want an SQL interface.

On Sun, 22 Jan 2006, Arnaud Connois wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm a great fan of memcached, and currently using it in many of my high
> loaded websites. The combination of a PHP/MySQL/Memcached dev is
> wonderful, even if the bottleneck is always on the mysql database.
> I was wondering if somebody knew about a memcached version backed on
> database files.
> The idea would be to have the objects in memcached also stored into a
> BerkelyDB, for ultra fast reading in RAM but also synced regularly on
> disk in a good database backend. This would prevent the cache from going
> away when memcached is shutted down, and could act not only as a cache
> but also as a database for storing objects.
> While googling I came across something called Tugela Cache based on
> memcached (  that seems to do
> exactly just that, but it seems dedicated to Mediawiki use only. The
> idea is here, and I wondered if there was a more generic implementation
> of that concept ?
> Any hints, URLs would be welcome.
> Great thanks, and again thanks for the wondefull work the memcached dev
> team does.
> Arnaud

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