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System Properties Comparison Memcached vs. Snowflake vs. SwayDB

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NameMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score25.75
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score10.10
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score0.10
Rank#306  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websitewww.memcached.orgwww.snowflake.comswaydb.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikidocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalSnowflake Computing Inc.Simer Plaha
Initial release200320142018
Current release1.6.8, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageCScala
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-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 indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyesnone
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 integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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