I decided to thee other day to investigate using Tokyo Tyrant because I was interested in the fact it has a memcached protocol and I wanted to get a feel for how it works with my memcached functions for MySQL (UDF). Matt Ingenthron came up with a good term recently: Mem-capable, which Tokyo Tyrant is. I find any key/value storage to be of great interest, particularly those that you simply change the port your memcached client is connecting and simply use it the same way you would memcached.
So, just what is Tokyo Tyrant?
Tokyo Tyrant is a database server, written by Mikio Hirabayashi, for Tokyo Cabinet. It provides for concurrent remote connections to Tokyo Cabinet . It provides its own binary protocol as well as a memcached and HTTP compatibility protocols. It also has C, Perl, PHP, Java, Erlang, Python and Ruby bindings. Other features Tokyo Tyrant offers:
Some news about a change in my career path that I've been meaning to announce. I now have moved on from Lycos and now work for NorthScale Inc!
In parting Lycos, I'd like to thank them for the great challenges I had while there. I designed and developed, along with my team members in the web publishing and support from the OPs group, PHP offerings for Tripod users, a long-awaited feature that premium users can use to install numerous PHP applications. Also, with that was a great interface I developed for installing applications. It required some work on the applications themselves to make them as easy to install as possible (similar to APS). The other task while there was to switch Tripod and Angelfire blogs from Oracle to MySQL. Thank you Lycos -- It was a pleasure working with all of you!
Now, I'm excited to announce I'm working with NorthScale. This is a great team of people -- [Read more...]
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