"A pair of vendors that offer proprietary solutions based on the
open source memcached project are updating their products this
week. While both Gear6 and Schooner are adding their own
proprietary bits to enhance their respective memcached-based
offerings, both vendors are also ensuring that they also are
contributing back to the open source core.
"Memcached is an open source distributed memory-based object
caching system that enables Web 2.0 applications to scale to meet
the needs of high-traffic production usage. While memcached has
benefits for users of the MySQL database, both Gear6 and Schooner
are now expanding support to include NoSQL type databases as well.
Both vendors are also improving the key value store component of
memcached, though each vendor is taking their own approach.
"Gear6 is adding native query support to its new implementation
""This expands the query capability extensively," Mark Atwood,
director of community development at Gear6, told InternetNews.com.
"In the past, for memcached you could only query memcached if you
already knew the key value. With this you can actually run more