High-performance, distributed memory object caching system

What is Memcached?

Memcached is an in-memory key-value store for small chunks of arbitrary data (strings, objects) from results of database calls, API calls, or page rendering.

Memcached is a tool in the Databases category of a tech stack.

Memcached is an open source tool with 8.84K Github Stars and 2.56K Github Forks. Here’s a link to Memcached's open source repository on Github

Who Uses Memcached?

742 companies use Memcached including Facebook, Instagram, and Dropbox.

Memcached integrates with

Datadog, Cloud 66, OpsDash, Server Density, and SignalFx are some of the popular tools that integrate with Memcached. Here's a list of all 14 tools that integrate with Memcached.

Why people like Memcached

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Memcached.



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Here are some stack decisions and reviews by companies and developers who chose Memcached in their tech stack.

Memcached's alternatives

  • MongoDB - The database for giant ideas
  • Hazelcast - Clustering and highly scalable data distribution platform for Java
  • Couchbase - Document-Oriented NoSQL Database
  • MySQL - The world's most popular open source database
  • PostgreSQL - A powerful, open source object-relational database system

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