Showing posts from March 16, 2010

Product: Northscale memcached and membase server

Northscale, an organization formed by leaders of memcached open source project, today launched a couple of interesting products. The first one is an enhanced distribution of standard opensource memcached server which also does “secure multi-tenancy, dynamic cluster scaling and browser-based administration”. The second product is “ Membase server ” is a distributed key-value datastore build on top of memcached, but uses relational DB for persistence underneath. The features provided seems to be geared towards organizations which lack (or perfer not to spend on) in-house technical expertise to test, develop and manage advanced caching technologies. One of the biggest customers of NorthScale happens to be Zynga , which has been using it to power its FarmVille and Cafe World applications since Dec last year. BTW, they also have a “ labs ” site which gives some idea of what other stuff they have been cooking. Moxi – memcahed proxy libconflate - “ a library

HBase at Adobe

Cosmin Lehene , has a wonderful pair of posts about how a team in Adobe selected, tested and implemented an HBase based datastore for production use. Part 1 Part 2 Its interesting how much they thought about failure and about the backup for backups. And in spite of all that how things still break. Building something new based on cutting-edge technology is not for the faint hearted. It needs to be supported by the organization, lead by those who can see the future, and backed by a team of experts who are always ready for challenges.