Couchbase vs Memcached: What are the differences?
What is Couchbase? Document-Oriented NoSQL Database. Developed as an alternative to traditionally inflexible SQL databases, the Couchbase NoSQL database is built on an open source foundation and architected to help developers solve real-world problems and meet high scalability demands.
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.
Couchbase and Memcached can be primarily classified as "Databases" tools.
"Flexible data model, easy scalability, extremely fast" is the top reason why over 13 developers like Couchbase, while over 133 developers mention "Fast object cache" as the leading cause for choosing Memcached.
Memcached is an open source tool with 8.99K 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 Couchbase is used by RecordSetter, Musixmatch, and Crowdpark. Memcached has a broader approval, being mentioned in 755 company stacks & 267 developers stacks; compared to Couchbase, which is listed in 45 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.
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