memcached "backends" (was Re: Simple questions from memcachednewbie)

Marcus Bointon marcus at
Thu Oct 12 08:51:08 UTC 2006

On 12 Oct 2006, at 06:29, Jeetendra Mirchandani wrote:

> Tugela actually replaces the in-memory store with BDB
> Ideally i would just want a transactional BDB as a backing store, and
> still have the usual memcached

Wouldn't sharedance ( achieve much  
the same thing? Though it's not related to memcache, it effectively  
does the same thing, but replaces the in-memory store with regular  
file storage. The only thing I'd like on sharedance would be its own  
RAM cache over the top of its file-based storage. The author suggests  
storing it on a RAM-based file system, but that loses you the main  
advantages of sharedance (unlimited capacity, better persistence) -  
you may as well be using memcache.

All these things seem so similar, it's a wonder that we don't see a  
hybrid solution with pluggable back-ends.

Marcus Bointon
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