Benchmark for secure Memcache running the wolfSSL embedded SSL library

We recently announced a beta version of secure Memcache is available to the community.  Users are excited about having SSL available in memcache, but show concern about the performance cost of enabling security.  With this feedback in mind, we benchmarked secure memcache performance against standard memcache.  See the graph below for comparison of secure memcache to standard memcache by measure of TPS.  The first bar is regular memcache.  The rest of the bars show secure memcache running with different cipher options.  We’ve also included the performance of “direct to database,” or running without memcache at all, as a baseline for comparison. 
 
We have several additional optimizations in the works that will bring the performance of secure memcache to within 5-10% of standard memcache for most environments, and can also provide network, operating system and hardware specific optimizations for specific users. 
 
You will see from the graph that running Memcache with SSL enabled is 4x faster than running direct to database.  The cost of running securely varies between about 25% and 40%, depending on cipher.  There is some cost to running secure memcache, but it is not unbearable.  Email us at info@wolfssl.com if you want more details on the benchmark.
 
Who should use secure Memcache?  Generally speaking, anyone concerned about the security of their memcache data. 
 
More specifically: 
 
1.       Users with regulatory compliance requirements. 
2.       SaaS companies hosting sensitive customer and user data who cannot risk a breach that could damage their reputation
3.       Users running in the cloud.
4.       Users concerned with masking memcache data securely within their firewall.
 
 
Contact us at info@yassl.com if you are interested in receiving the beta or for more information.