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System Properties Comparison Memcached vs. Riak KV

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NameMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score20.74
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score4.44
Rank#80  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Websitewww.memcached.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiwww.tiot.jp/­riak-docs/­riak/­kv/­latest
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalOpenSource, formerly Basho Technologies
Initial release20032009
Current release1.6.25, March 20243.2.0, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCErlang
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono
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 indexesnorestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoErlang
Triggersnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infolinks between data sets can be stored
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
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolyes, using Riak Security

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