Citus vs Memcached

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Citus vs Memcached: What are the differences?

Developers describe Citus as "Worry-free Postgres for SaaS. Built to scale out". Citus is worry-free Postgres for SaaS. Made to scale out, Citus is an extension to Postgres that distributes queries across any number of servers. Citus is available as open source, as on-prem software, and as a fully-managed service. On the other hand, Memcached is detailed as "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.

Citus and Memcached belong to "Databases" category of the tech stack.

"Multi-core Parallel Processing" is the primary reason why developers consider Citus over the competitors, whereas "Fast object cache" was stated as the key factor in picking Memcached.

Citus and Memcached are both open source tools. Memcached with 8.99K GitHub stars and 2.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Citus with 3.64K GitHub stars and 273 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Citus
Pros of Memcached
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    Multi-core Parallel Processing
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    Drop-in PostgreSQL replacement
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    Distributed with Auto-Sharding
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    Fast object cache
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    High-performance
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    Stable
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    Mature
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    Distributed caching system
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    Improved response time and throughput
  • 3
    Great for caching HTML
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    Putta

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Cons of Citus
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      Only caches simple types

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    What is Citus?

    It's an extension to Postgres that distributes data and queries in a cluster of multiple machines. Its query engine parallelizes incoming SQL queries across these servers to enable human real-time (less than a second) responses on large datasets.

    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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