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System Properties Comparison Ehcache vs. Memcached vs. MemSQL

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NameEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonMemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.47
Rank#52  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score26.09
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score6.33
Rank#61  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ehcache.orgwww.memcached.orgwww.memsql.com
Technical documentationwww.ehcache.org/­documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikidocs.memsql.com
DeveloperTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalMemSQL Inc.
Initial release200920032013
Current release3.8.0, July 20191.6.0, March 20207.1.10, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaCC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux info64 bit version required
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nono
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes, but no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsJCacheProprietary protocolJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Terracotta ServernoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby using Terracotta Servernone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallitySource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Immediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourcenoACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITED
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachnoyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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