IDEA: Hierarchy of caches for high performance AND high capacity.

Ask Bjørn Hansen ask at
Tue Oct 31 23:43:07 UTC 2006

On Oct 31, 2006, at 15:08, Kevin Burton wrote:

> MySQL doesn't scale ;)

I think you mean "vertical scaling sucks".  MySQL can be used  
horizontally, as you know.  :-)   (sometimes replication, sometimes  
partitioning, sometimes a combination).

> Especially replication.........

I meant using MySQL as a "cache store" -- you don't want to replicate  

MySQL (non-cluster[1]) can work beautifully as a substitute for  
memcached when you have more data to store than you have memory - and  
you can afford waiting for disks.

  - ask

[1] I haven't tried using cluster as a cache; but I suppose it'd work  
nicely too with the disk storage stuff in 5.1.

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