Monthly Archives: June 2009

Distributed Oracle Buffer Cache

If you’ve read EnterpriseDB’s latest press release, you’ll notice a new feature called Infinite Cache.  While it may sound revolutionary, it is not a new technology.  In fact, it was done for MySQL quite awhile ago under the Waffle Grid project.

While I consider this type of caching relatively simple, I don’t want Oracle to be left out.  As such, I’m going to join the fray by throwing my own project, Mercury Distributed Cache for Oracle, into the mix.

Similar to Waffle Grid for MySQL and Infinite Cache for EnterpriseDB, Mercury supplements the Oracle buffer cache with optimized, network-based data block storage to reduce the amount of read-related disk I/O which must be performed when working with large-scale databases.

For the time being, please forward all Mercury-related questions directly to me via email.