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System Properties Comparison Heroic vs. Memcached

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NameHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.22
Rank#285  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score24.95
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitespotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperSpotifyDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release20142003
Current release1.6.15, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open 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 languageJavaC
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
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 indexesyes infovia Elasticsearchno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone 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 systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol

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