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Memcached Vendors Bulk Up for Web 2.0

Apr 14, 2010, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"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 of memcached.

""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 advanced queries."

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