Blake Matheny


Ecstortive: Redis needs a binary protocol now!


A news today was the post saying that Yahoo is using Redis as secondary index for serving its front-page. I think Redis is getting all the attention it deserves, and it’s time now for Redis to think in terms of binary protocol. Just like Memcached with its binary protocol Redis will have…

We actually found at Tumblr that the memcache binary protocol was less performant than the text protocol. I also know a number of other large web properties that use the memcache text protocol. I don’t think the ‘benefits’ of a binary protocol are super clear cut for applications like this.