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From "Perrin Harkins" <>
Subject Re: BerkeleyDB cache for webservice
Date Thu, 05 Apr 2007 16:57:07 GMT
On 4/5/07, Jeff Pang <> wrote:
> I've used both (DB_File and memcached),but I found memcached was faster than DB_File
since memcached used memory as the cache device but DB_File used local filesystem.Am I not

No, BerkeleyDB is significantly faster than memcached.  It uses a
shared memory cache.  The calls to it are in-process calls with no
network overhead while memcached makes all calls over TCP sockets.

Note that DB_File is not the one I'm talking about here.  I mean the
BerkeleyDB module.

- Perrin

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