Memcached vs NCache: What are the differences?
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.
What is NCache? Distributed In-Memory Datastore. It is an extremely fast and scalable distributed cache for .NET. It helps high traffic server applications remove data storage bottlenecks by caching application and linearly scale to handle extreme transaction loads without slowing down.
Memcached can be classified as a tool in the "Databases" category, while NCache is grouped under "In-Memory Databases".
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.
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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.