2012/12/4 Stuart Dallas <stu...@3ft9.com>

> On 4 Dec 2012, at 10:51, rene7705 <rene7...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I would also like to hear any thoughts on how to efficiently add,
> > delete and edit data in this large and deep array structure from
> > multiple sessions at nearly the same time..
> >
> > On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 11:49 AM, rene7705 <rene7...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi folks..
> >>
> >> I'm wondering, what's the fastest way to put a large and deep array()
> >> structure in shared memory on a PHP server?
> Split the data up into smaller pieces. There's rarely a valid reason to
> store a huge array of data as a single blob. It's an array, so it breaks up
> by the first level of keys at the very least.
> Look at APC, memcached, and redis. These are the most popular ways to
> store data in shared memory. Note that APC is a PHP extension so you can
> only access the shared memory from one machine, whereas memcached and redis
> are separate daemons so you can access them from multiple servers.
> Also, as Sebastian says, a database is another option unless you have a
> good reason to want the data in shared memory rather than a DB.

Beside that you can have Databases in memory too, like SQLite on a
tmpfs-mount, or a specialized memory-persistent database engine :)

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