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System Properties Comparison Memcached vs. PostGIS

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NameMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelKey-value storeSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score26.27
Rank#31  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score32.44
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.memcached.orgpostgis.net
Technical documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikipostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release20032005
Current release1.6.9, November 20203.1.4, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
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 protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes infobased on PostgreSQL
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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