Is memcached really faster than MySQL on very simple query?

Ask Bjørn Hansen ask at
Fri Jul 14 19:55:49 UTC 2006

On Jul 14, 2006, at 9:48 AM, howard chen wrote:

A more interesting benchmark would have measured how many resources  
were spent on the caching server vs the client.  I'm guessing with  
MySQL the server put a lot more effort in where with memcached more  
work was done on the client.  (In most cases the "client" is a lot  
easier to scale than the "server").

Also: Even with InnoDB then MySQL will slow down in "real usage" with  
both reads and writes.

In other words:  I don't think your test reflected real world  
performance very well.

  - ask


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