Amazon ElastiCache vs Memcached: What are the differences?
What is Amazon ElastiCache? Deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory cache in the cloud. ElastiCache improves the performance of web applications by allowing you to retrieve information from fast, managed, in-memory caches, instead of relying entirely on slower disk-based databases. ElastiCache supports Memcached and Redis.
What is Memcached? High-performance, distributed memory object caching system. 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.
Amazon ElastiCache can be classified as a tool in the "Managed Memcache" category, while Memcached is grouped under "Databases".
"Redis" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon ElastiCache over the competitors, whereas "Fast object cache" was stated as the key factor in picking Memcached.
Memcached is an open source tool with 9K GitHub stars and 2.6K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Memcached's open source repository on GitHub.
Facebook, Instagram, and Dropbox are some of the popular companies that use Memcached, whereas Amazon ElastiCache is used by Airbnb, Instacart, and Asana. Memcached has a broader approval, being mentioned in 755 company stacks & 267 developers stacks; compared to Amazon ElastiCache, which is listed in 349 company stacks and 79 developer stacks.
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