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Latest commit eb47e43 Jan 9, 2015 Martin Bruse examples now show what actually goes out on stdout



god is a scalable, performant, persistent, in-memory data structure system. It allows massively distributed applications to update and fetch common data in a structured and sorted format.

Its main inspirations are Redis and Chord/DHash. Like Redis it focuses on performance, ease of use, and a small, simple yet powerful feature set, while from the Chord/DHash projects it inherits scalability, redundancy, and transparent failover behaviour.

Try it out

Install Go, git, Mercurial and gcc, go get github.com/zond/god/god_server, run god_server, browse to http://localhost:9192/.

Embed it in your Go application

import "github.com/zond/god/dhash"
s := dhash.NewNodeDir(fmt.Sprintf("%v:%v", listenIp, listenPort), fmt.Sprintf("%v:%v", broadcastIp, broadcastPort), dataDir)
s.MustJoin(fmt.Sprintf("%v:%v", joinIp, joinPort))


HTML documentation: http://zond.github.com/god/

godoc documentation: http://godoc.org/github.com/zond/god


  • Docs
    • Add illustrations to the usage manual
  • Benchmark
    • Consecutively start 1-20 instances on equally powerful machines and benchmark against each size
    • Need 20 machines of equal and constant performance. Is anyone willing to lend me this for few days of benchmarking?
    • Add benchmark results to docs