How Not to Use Memcached

Jonathan Steinert (SixApart)
Databases, Programming, Web Applications
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Average rating: **...
(2.48, 23 ratings)

Memcached is a widely used in-memory caching system used by many internet applications as a means of limiting traffic to core data stores, such as RDBM Systems. While a naive integration of memcached into an internet application is easy, there are many pitfalls that are non-obvious.

This presentation will:

(1) describe basic memcached usage

(2) show the naive integration into an application

(3) demonstrate how that integration can cause data corruption issues, locking issues, latency, and a very grumpy dba.

The scenarios shown come from industry experience, application failures, and the real world learning that comes from such. This session is for those that have experience with memcached and want to know more about it, but is also accessible to the general programming community.

This is a two-person presentation, demonstrating both an engineering and a management view on the issues presented.

Jonathan Steinert

SixApart

Jonathan is a maintainer for many open source projects, including memcached, gearman, mogileFS, and perlbal. He dreams in perl.

Comments on this page are now closed.

Comments

Picture of Shirley  Bailes
Shirley Bailes
08/17/2009 11:38am PDT

@Silvano: I’ve pinged the speaker, so stay tuned.

Silvano Buback
08/14/2009 2:47pm PDT

How can I get the presentation file?

  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • SourceForge.net
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • MySpace.com
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at scordesse@oreilly.com

Download the OSCON Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus

Media Partner Opportunities

Download the Media & Promotional Partner Brochure (PDF) for information on trade opportunities with O'Reilly conferences or contact mediapartners@ oreilly.com

Press and Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at maureen@oreilly.com

OSCON Newsletter

To stay abreast of conference news and to receive email notification when registration opens, please sign up for the OSCON newsletter (login required)

Contact Us

View a complete list of OSCON contacts