A simple in memory cache written using go

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A simple and a flexible in memory cache

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What is kache

kache aims to develop a redis compatible in memory db with golang. Currently kache is powered up with RESP Protocol. kache also supports simple text protocol so you can issue commands to kache using netcat or telnet as you please. kache has powered with many features managing a simple codebase with golang.


Running kache

kache is a compiled program, download the one for your platform and extract the package to a directory you wish.

Go to that directory, open a command prompt and run the kache executable like

This will start the application and port 7088 will be open by default.

Try to open telnet or netcat then

$: nc localhost 7088

If you get the +PONG kache is working as expected.

Default configuration file can be found in config/kache-default.toml

kache can produce logs as you wish, in addition to default format it supports

To run with a custom config file do

./kache --config=path/to/config/file.toml


A fast and a flexible in memory database built with go

kache [flags]


      --config string    configuration file
  -d, --debug            output debug information
  -h, --help             help for kache
      --host string      host for running application (default "")
      --logfile string   application log file
      --logging          set application logs (default true)
      --logtype string   kache can output logs in different formats like json or logfmt. The default one is custom to kache. (default "default")
      --maxClients int   max connections can be handled (default 10000)
      --maxTimeout int   max timeout for clients(in seconds) (default 120)
  -p, --port int         port for running application (default 7088)
  -v, --verbose          verbose output



Installing mage

mage is the build tool we use for build kache. To install mage

Setting up workspace

Make sure you have an active internet connection as for the first time it will download some depedencies.

Build the kache

Other options

Special note : According to your environment executable will be built, for windows users it will need to add .exe to the end of -o flag like go build -o bin/kache.exe ./cmd/kache


kache is an opensource project. Contributions are welcome