Hackathon / Multidimensional keys / Wildcard deletes

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sun Jul 8 17:24:54 UTC 2007

josh rotenberg wrote:

> We were looking at having some kind of simple, distributed key/value
> storage system for storing chunks of stuff (html, xml, whatever) with
> simple, namespaced keys. Stuff that doesn't belong in Mysql, and fits
> more along the lines of Berkeley DB, but is accessible over the
> network and can be accessed with a protocol instead of an API. We
> already use memcached, and we use at least 4 different languages, so
> coming up with a new client library for each of those didn't sound so
> fun, so the memcached protocol fit almost perfectly.

Maybe someone could glue a memcached client into squid as a replacement 
for its in-memory cache so it can span over multiple servers.  That way 
you inherit all the cache-control parsing, access control, and a fast 
and tunable disk backing store.  The catch would be that you probably 
also want direct client access to the same data without having to go 
through the squid proxy. Could that be done with some kind of key naming 
convention mapped into the http requests?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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