November 18, 2010

spymemcached makes more of Membase

In some of the recent Membase meetups, the topic of what moxi does for clients has been discussed a bit.  The bit of background many folks didn't initially have is that moxi began life as being a way to bring some "smarter" capabilities to some memcached clients, using many of the same techniques Dustin had written into spymemcached.

Mainly this was for PHP and Ruby clients, which typically run with many processes that either don't share resources at all or use apartment multithreading under Apache 2.

But, it wasn't yet ready for Membase and vBuckets...

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March 31, 2010

Understanding and characterizing the performance of Spymemcached: The importance of picking meaningful data points

Guest post: Eric Lambert

The Spymemcached Java client is the leading Java client used by Java based applications that need to avail themselves to Memcached servers. The reason Spy has become so popular in the Java community is that it has been highly optimized and that it provides outstanding performance, but at the same time does so without burdening the user with undue complexity.

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