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Warpgate is an experimental push oriented key value store. Instead of focusing on making warpgate as fast as possible it's key design goal is to make it needed as little as possible.

Most modern mainstream databases, SQL or NoSQL, tend to follow a pull based model, this means client services ask the database for answers reactively as they need them. Warpcore offsets the ammount of times you have to reach out to the database by instead of letting client services ask for the data they want, client services tell warpgate what data they're interested in. Once a client service registers an interest in a data point, warpgate will push that data point to clients of interest and automatically keep it up to date.

It's common knowledge in database performance optimization that the fastest query is the one that you never have to make. So instead of optimizing for max requests per second, Warpgate optimizes for how little requests per second it needs to answer.

Component Analysis

Component Diagram Internally, warpgates biggest design goals are simplicity and reuse. Most internal libraries are used in at least two distinct services.

  • Warpgate Client API - The entry point of the client library
  • Warpgate Ephemeral Storage - In memory volatile storage
  • Warpgate Persistent Storage - To disk persistent storage
  • Warpgate Client Connector - The connector for connecting to upstream services
  • Warpgate Server Connector - The connector for connecting to downstream services
  • Warpgate Courier - The push based notification system