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etcd vs Memcached: What are the differences?

Developers describe etcd as "A distributed consistent key-value store for shared configuration and service discovery". etcd is a distributed key value store that provides a reliable way to store data across a cluster of machines. It’s open-source and available on GitHub. etcd gracefully handles master elections during network partitions and will tolerate machine failure, including the master. 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.

etcd can be classified as a tool in the "Open Source Service Discovery" category, while Memcached is grouped under "Databases".

"Service discovery" is the top reason why over 7 developers like etcd, while over 133 developers mention "Fast object cache" as the leading cause for choosing Memcached.

etcd and Memcached are both open source tools. etcd with 26.5K GitHub stars and 5.38K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Memcached with 9.11K GitHub stars and 2.61K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Memcached has a broader approval, being mentioned in 937 company stacks & 1540 developers stacks; compared to etcd, which is listed in 36 company stacks and 96 developer stacks.

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Pros of etcd
Pros of Memcached
  • 11
    Service discovery
  • 6
    Fault tolerant key value store
  • 2
    Bundled with coreos
  • 2
    Secure
  • 1
    Privilege Access Management
  • 1
    Consol integration
  • 1
    Open Source
  • 138
    Fast object cache
  • 128
    High-performance
  • 90
    Stable
  • 65
    Mature
  • 33
    Distributed caching system
  • 11
    Improved response time and throughput
  • 3
    Great for caching HTML
  • 2
    Putta

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Cons of etcd
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      Only caches simple types

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    What is etcd?

    etcd is a distributed key value store that provides a reliable way to store data across a cluster of machines. It’s open-source and available on GitHub. etcd gracefully handles master elections during network partitions and will tolerate machine failure, including the master.

    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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    Consul
    Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable.
    Zookeeper
    A centralized service for maintaining configuration information, naming, providing distributed synchronization, and providing group services. All of these kinds of services are used in some form or another by distributed applications.
    Redis
    Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache, and message broker. Redis provides data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs, geospatial indexes, and streams.
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