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System Properties Comparison GigaSpaces vs. Memcached

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NameGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.05
Rank#191  Overall
#31  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Score20.81
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitewww.gigaspaces.comwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperGigaspaces TechnologiesDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release20002003
Current release15.5, September 20201.6.23, 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
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-99 for query and DML statementsno
APIs and other access methodsGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyes, event driven architectureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
none infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol

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