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System Properties Comparison Memcached vs. Prometheus

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NameMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring system
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score25.96
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score5.36
Rank#69  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.memcached.orgprometheus.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiprometheus.io/­docs
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release20032015
Current release1.6.0, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCGo
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoNumeric data only
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 infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes infoby Federation
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
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 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) protocolno

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