MySQL vs. Memcached vs. Riak



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Description

What is MySQL?

The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.

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.

What is Riak?

Riak is a distributed database designed to deliver maximum data availability by distributing data across multiple servers. As long as your client can reach one Riak server, it should be able to write data. In most failure scenarios, the data you want to read should be available, although it may not be the most up-to-date version of that data.

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Pros

Why do developers choose MySQL?
Why do you like MySQL?

Why do developers choose Memcached?
Why do you like Memcached?

Why do developers choose Riak?
Why do you like Riak?

Cons

What are the cons of using MySQL?
Downsides of MySQL?

What are the cons of using Memcached?
No Cons submitted yet for Memcached
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What are the cons of using Riak?
No Cons submitted yet for Riak
Downsides of Riak?

Companies

What companies use MySQL?
3661 companies on StackShare use MySQL
What companies use Memcached?
878 companies on StackShare use Memcached
What companies use Riak?
19 companies on StackShare use Riak

Integrations

What tools integrate with MySQL?
79 tools on StackShare integrate with MySQL
What tools integrate with Memcached?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with Memcached
What tools integrate with Riak?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Riak

What are some alternatives to MySQL, Memcached, and Riak?

  • PostgreSQL - A powerful, open source object-relational database system
  • MongoDB - The database for giant ideas
  • MariaDB - An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server - A relational database management system developed by Microsoft

See all alternatives to MySQL

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