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System Properties Comparison Memcached vs. MySQL vs. SwayDB

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NameMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingWidely used open source RDBMSAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score17.74
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score1039.46
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#377  Overall
#58  Key-value stores
Websitewww.memcached.orgwww.mysql.comswaydb.simer.au
Technical documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikidev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunSimer Plaha
Initial release200319952018
Current release1.6.27, May 20249.0.0, July 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC and C++Scala
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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.yesno
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoproprietary syntaxno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentnoyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesno

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