Ecosystem:Apache Ignite

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Test procedure

There are the following ways to use the combination of Apache Ignite and PostgreSQL.

  1. Ignite persists in-memory cached objects to PostgreSQL via JDBC (CachedJdbcBlobStore and CachedJdbcPojoStore)
  2. Ignite does not directly interact with PostgreSQL, but is used as a second-level cache of Hibernate ORM
  3. Ignite acts as a replacement for memcached, and PostgreSQL server processes cache data via the pgmemcache extension

Here I show the use as a memcached replacement. First, download the Apache Ignite binary distribution and unzip it.

Then start the Ignite server. The Ignite server starts accepting memcached binary protocol at port 11211.

$ cd ${Ignite_home_dir}
$ bin/ examples/config/example-cache.xml

Install the pgmemcache extension as described in ${pgmemcache_dir}/README.rst. Start the PostgreSQL server.

To run the pgmemcache regression test, change the port number to 11211 in the first line of ${pgmemcache_dir}/test.sql as follows:

SELECT memcache_server_add('localhost:11211');

Run the test.

$ psql -f test.sql postgres

However, incrementing/decrementing an integer value with memcache_incr()/memcache_decr() doesn't seem to work. If you try to increment/decrement an object that was previously cached by memcache_add()/memcache_set(), the function call reports a warning message and returns -1. But subsequent calls to memcache_incr()/memcache_decr() create a new cache entry and increment/decrement its value. This is probably due to some defect of Ignite, because pgmemcache works fine with memcached proper.