memcached debate

Dustin Sallings dustin at
Fri Apr 20 02:53:41 UTC 2007

On Apr 19, 2007, at 19:31, andrew at wrote:

> sure.  not ever gonna be as fast as normal mem... but my boss is
> saying i'm crazy to try and access it super often.  says i'll flood
> the network.

	Well, you can certainly measure.

	There's very little overhead in the protocol.  You can estimate how  
much bandwidth you'll be using by adding your key and value size and  
multiply how many times you expect to be setting or getting those  
keys and values.

	Then you can build a prototype and realize how far off you were.  :)

Dustin Sallings

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