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System Properties Comparison Memcached vs. Tarantool

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NameMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonTarantool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingIn-memory computing platform with a flexible data schema for efficiently building high-performance applications
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith Tarantool/GIS extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score20.42
Rank#35  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score2.02
Rank#144  Overall
#24  Document stores
#24  Key-value stores
#68  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.memcached.orgwww.tarantool.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiwww.tarantool.io/­en/­doc
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalVK
Initial release20032008
Current release1.6.23, January 20242.10.0, May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoBSD-2, source-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Tarantool Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC and C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
BSD
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible data schema: relational definition for tables with ability to store json-like documents in columns
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenostring, double, decimal, uuid, integer, blob, boolean, datetime
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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoFull-featured ANSI SQL support
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolOpen binary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoLua, C and SQL stored procedures
Triggersnoyes, before/after data modification events, on replication events, client session events
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding, partitioned with virtual buckets by user defined affinity key. Live resharding for scale up and scale down without maintenance downtime.
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityAsynchronous replication with multi-master option
Configurable replication topology (full-mesh, chain, star)
Synchronous quorum replication (with Raft)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemCasual consistency across sharding partitions
Eventual consistency within replicaset partition infowhen using asyncronous replication
Immediate Consistency within single instance
Sequential consistency including linearizable read within replicaset partition infowhen using Raft
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID, with serializable isolation and linearizable read (within partition); Configurable MVCC (within partition); No cross-shard distributed transactions
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, cooperative multitasking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentnoyes, write ahead logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes, full featured in-memory storage engine with persistence
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolAccess Control Lists
Mutual TLS authentication for Tarantol Enterprise
Password based authentication
Role-based access control (RBAC) and LDAP for Tarantol Enterprise
Users and Roles

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