I must say I was a little mis(un)-informed about the MySQL
Memcached plugin which offers the same
NoSQL like access to
InnoDB tables as
HandlerSocket, I had only had experience with entirely standalone memcached servers in cacheing scenarios.
We're using HandlerSocket quite heavily, as it provided a massive increase in IO, and from the original papers on the subject (at the time), it was actually faster than traditional memcached access, thus why we pursued it.
However in learning that the new memcache plugin serves the same purpose now, I went searching for benchmarks, comparisons, or even cock-eyed opinion, but wasn't able to find any specifically addressing both.
I'd like to know if anyone has had experience with both, switched to/from either and what their experiences were?