Ehcache vs Memcached: What are the differences?
Developers describe Ehcache as "Java's Most Widely-Used Cache". Ehcache is an open source, standards-based cache for boosting performance, offloading your database, and simplifying scalability. It's the most widely-used Java-based cache because it's robust, proven, and full-featured. Ehcache scales from in-process, with one or more nodes, all the way to mixed in-process/out-of-process configurations with terabyte-sized caches. 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.
Ehcache belongs to "Cache" category of the tech stack, while Memcached can be primarily classified under "Databases".
Ehcache and Memcached are both open source tools. Memcached with 9K GitHub stars and 2.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Ehcache with 1.33K GitHub stars and 456 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Memcached has a broader approval, being mentioned in 755 company stacks & 267 developers stacks; compared to Ehcache, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.
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