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System Properties Comparison Memcached vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score26.27
Rank#31  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score954.02
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.memcached.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikidocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalMicrosoft
Initial release20031989
Current release1.6.9, November 2020SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentnoyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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