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System Properties Comparison Ehcache vs. Memcached

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NameEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.89
Rank#70  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score20.42
Rank#35  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitewww.ehcache.orgwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationwww.ehcache.org/­documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release20092003
Current release3.10.0, March 20221.6.23, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.no
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsJCacheProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Terracotta Servernone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby using Terracotta Servernone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourceno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol

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