memcached is a popular, high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load. memcached is used by numerous well-known websites, as well as officially being supported by Sun/MySQL.
The memcached Functions for MySQL, written by Patrick Galbraith, are user defined functions (UDFs) that utilize the libmemcached C client libraries (Brian Aker) that give the developer all the functionality that they need to interact with memcached from within MySQL. This has a number of advantages:
This presentation will show the developer how to
The developer will leave this session with a good idea of how to install, use, deploy these UDFs for use in their applications.
Patrick Galbraith is a senior systems and database administrator at Blue Gecko. He is the author or two recent books:
“Developing Web Applications with Apache, MySQL, memcached, and Perl” (Wiley)
“Expert PHP and MySQL” (Wiley)
In his “spare time”, he also maintains DBD::mysql, DBD::drizzle, FederatedX storage engine and the Memcached Functions for MySQL. He has just authored “Developing Web Applications using Perl, Memcached, MySQL, and Apache”. Patrick lives up in the sticks of New Hampshire with his wife Ruth and son Kiran as well as his Kubota tractor.
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