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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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What is Azure SQL Database?

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?

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.
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        What are some alternatives to Azure SQL Database and Memcached?
        MySQL
        The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
        PostgreSQL
        PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
        MongoDB
        MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
        Microsoft SQL Server
        Microsoft® SQL Server is a database management and analysis system for e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions.
        MariaDB
        Started by core members of the original MySQL team, MariaDB actively works with outside developers to deliver the most featureful, stable, and sanely licensed open SQL server in the industry. MariaDB is designed as a drop-in replacement of MySQL(R) with more features, new storage engines, fewer bugs, and better performance.
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        Reactor Digital uses MemcachedMemcached

        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.

        Avatar of Casey Smith
        Casey Smith uses MemcachedMemcached

        Distributed cache exposed through Google App Engine APIs; use to stage fresh data (incoming and recently processed) for faster access in data processing pipeline.

        Avatar of The Independent
        The Independent uses MemcachedMemcached

        Memcache caches database results and articles, reducing overall DB load and allowing seamless DB maintenance during quiet periods.

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        eXon Technologies uses MemcachedMemcached

        Used to cache most used files for our clients. Connected with CloudFlare Railgun Optimizer.

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        ScholaNoctis uses MemcachedMemcached

        Memcached is used as a simple page cache across the whole application.

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