Azure SQL Database vs Memcached: What are the differences?
What is Azure SQL Database? Managed, intelligent SQL in the cloud. It is the intelligent, scalable, cloud database service that provides the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility and up to a 212% return on investment. It is a database service that can quickly and efficiently scale to meet demand, is automatically highly available, and supports a variety of third party software.
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.
Azure SQL Database and Memcached belong to "Databases" category of the tech stack.
Memcached is an open source tool with 9.11K GitHub stars and 2.61K 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 Azure SQL Database is used by Property With Potential, Kriasoft, and vLearning Solutions. Memcached has a broader approval, being mentioned in 937 company stacks & 1540 developers stacks; compared to Azure SQL Database, which is listed in 21 company stacks and 20 developer stacks.
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As part of the cacheing system within Drupal.
Memcached mainly took care of creating and rebuilding the REST API cache once changes had been made within Drupal.
Distributed cache exposed through Google App Engine APIs; use to stage fresh data (incoming and recently processed) for faster access in data processing pipeline.
Memcache caches database results and articles, reducing overall DB load and allowing seamless DB maintenance during quiet periods.
Used to cache most used files for our clients. Connected with CloudFlare Railgun Optimizer.