Object aliasing support in memcache?

allan zhang azhang at yahoo-inc.com
Fri Aug 24 22:23:43 UTC 2007

For example, I want to store a guy's profile into memcache, if I can get it
either from SSN or name+birthdate, it will be great. Otherwise, I have to
map one key to another key (one more table is needed) then get it from
memcache. Storing two object by two different will even not be considered
since duplication will cause consistency and storage issue.

Another example is from our planned project:) but can not give details


On 8/24/07 12:56 PM, "Josh McFarlane" <josh.mcfarlane at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 8/24/07, allan zhang <azhang at yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
>> Hi:
>>  does anyone have implemented object aliasing in memcache? I mean, we can
>> use multiple keys to point to same data object, similar to the link in file
>> system. I hope the implementation is made in memcache itself.
> Can you provide a scenario where this provides any additional benefit?
> It seems to me in all the cases that I can think of that you could
> just do it on the client side (in your own custom code that is)


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