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Facebook: Releasing Flashcache

Apr 30, 2010, 10:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Saab)

"At the most recent MySQL conference many people asked us how we are and planning to scale MySQL. One of the ways we're planning on providing better quality of service to our users is the deployment of our caching module for Linux, Flashcache. Flashcache is a simple write back persistent block cache designed to accelerate reads and writes from slower rotational media by caching data in SSD's.

"We built Flashcache to help us scale InnoDB/MySQL, but it was designed as a generic caching module that can be used with any application built on top of any block device."

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