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System Properties Comparison Ehcache vs. Memcached vs. Riak KV

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NameEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
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Score6.54
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score24.56
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score6.52
Rank#65  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Websitewww.ehcache.orgwww.memcached.orgriak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationwww.ehcache.org/­documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalBasho Technologies
Initial release200920032009
Current release3.9.6, September 20211.6.15, March 20222.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaCErlang
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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 indexesnonorestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsJCacheProprietary protocolHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Terracotta ServernoneSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby using Terracotta Servernone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourcenono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolno

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