Largest production memcached install?

Just Marc marc at
Fri May 4 08:45:25 UTC 2007


Dustin Sallings wrote:
>     Regarding large installs, has anyone considered a memcached 
> proxy?  It seems that a lot could be gained by having a local proxy on 
> your frontend servers maintaining backend connections and 
> configuration and perform the optimizations my java client performs 
> (converting individual gets into a single get and optimizing out 
> duplicate gets without otherwise processing requests out of order) 
> even across multi-process clients.

Something like that would be a single point of failure and a bottleneck 
bound by your favorite operating system's efficiency to handle 
connections.   I think you would scale better if you leave the decision 
making to the clients.


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