Memcached + MySQL

Patrick Galbraith patg at
Wed Oct 31 01:46:43 UTC 2007

Also coming soon will be Memcached UDFs (user defined functions) which 
will allow you to be able to use MySQL, via SQL, to interact with 
Memcached. Consider this a pre-announcement announcement ;)

Brian Aker wrote:

> Hi!
> On Oct 30, 2007, at 2:11 PM, Angelo McComis wrote:
>> I saw the one-page with the source download, I've read the README in
>> there... essentially it's pre-alpha work.
> Expect that to change very quickly soon. The current work for the  
> engine is solid, the problem was at the time I had no C client  
> library that would work from either a license point of view or a "it  
> does not leak memory and is thread safe". The library I implemented,  
> libmemcached, is now pretty solid so I can turn back my attention to  
> the engine sometime in the next month. There are some issues I want  
> to work on with node failure, but that it minor work at this point.
>> improve the performance of this thing. MemcacheD looked appealing  as it
>> could theoretically plug in as a storage engine and turn disk reads  
>> into
>> memory reads for frequently resolved DNS queries.
> This will work. If you are just looking for a one node solution, you  
> can just use the MEMORY in engine in MySQL.
> One thing to consider is whether or not you might just want to use  
> memcached directly. The advantages of running it as a table are tools  
> and structures, but you do hit a performance cost for doing that.
> Cheers,
>     -Brian
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