Any faster way than a db file to store and retrieve hashes ?

Nigel Hamilton nigel at
Mon Aug 7 19:46:41 BST 2006

> sorry about that. So here a more detailed question.
> I have a hash table with roughly 1 millions keys. I am looking for
> the fastest way to store and retrieve this hash. After retrieval
> the hash should remain a normal perl hash and not be tied to anything.
> What's the best way to do this ? Is it Storable ?

Maybe consider using Memcached? .... you can store your hash in RAM on one 
machine and come the day your memory requirements exceed one machine you 
can distribute it.


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