Memcached vs Memcached Cloud: What are the differences?
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; Memcached Cloud: A fully-managed service for hosting and running your memcached in a reliable and fail-safe manner. Memcached Cloud is a fully-managed service for running your Memcached in a reliable and fail-safe manner. Your dataset is constantly replicated, so if a node fails, an auto-switchover mechanism guarantees data is served without interruption. Memcached Cloud provides various data persistence options as well as remote backups for disaster recovery purposes.
Memcached can be classified as a tool in the "Databases" category, while Memcached Cloud is grouped under "Managed Memcache".
"Fast object cache" is the top reason why over 133 developers like Memcached, while over 5 developers mention "Heroku add-on" as the leading cause for choosing Memcached Cloud.
Memcached is an open source tool with 9K GitHub stars and 2.6K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Memcached's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Memcached has a broader approval, being mentioned in 756 company stacks & 268 developers stacks; compared to Memcached Cloud, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
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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.
Distributed cache exposed through Google App Engine APIs; use to stage fresh data (incoming and recently processed) for faster access in data processing pipeline.
Memcache caches database results and articles, reducing overall DB load and allowing seamless DB maintenance during quiet periods.
Used to cache most used files for our clients. Connected with CloudFlare Railgun Optimizer.