An alternative to Tugela cache

Alberto Bertogli albertito at
Sun Sep 2 03:52:24 UTC 2007


I just wanted to let you know that I wrote something that can be used
as an alternative to Tugela cache (or memcached itself, although I don't
think it's worth the trouble).

It's called "nmdb", and you can find it at

It's non blocking and can use bdb or qdbm as backends. It supports the
TCP, UDP, SCTP and TIPC network protocols, comes with a C library, and
has bindings for Python and (less tested) Ruby, Bigloo (scheme),
NewLISP, D and Haskell.

It uses a very simple binary protocol, it's "8 bit clean" (ie. it
doesn't care about what's inside the key or the value), and currently
has a size limitation of key + value = 64kb, but it shouldn't be hard to

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. I've also set
up a mailing list some days ago, you can find it at


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