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Memcached vs Oracle PL/SQL: 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; Oracle PL/SQL: It is a combination of SQL along with the procedural features of programming languages. It is available in Oracle Database, TimesTen in-memory database, and IBM DB2. Oracle Corporation usually extends PL/SQL functionality with each successive release of the Oracle Database.

Memcached can be classified as a tool in the "Databases" category, while Oracle PL/SQL is grouped under "Query Languages".

Memcached is an open source tool with 9.11K GitHub stars and 2.61K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Memcached's open source repository on GitHub.

Facebook, Instagram, and Dropbox are some of the popular companies that use Memcached, whereas Oracle PL/SQL is used by Matrix Absence Management Inc, Pre2000, and CUBE. Memcached has a broader approval, being mentioned in 937 company stacks & 1540 developers stacks; compared to Oracle PL/SQL, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 31 developer stacks.

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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 Oracle PL/SQL?

It is available in Oracle Database, TimesTen in-memory database, and IBM DB2. Oracle Corporation usually extends PL/SQL functionality with each successive release of the Oracle Database.
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          What are some alternatives to Memcached and Oracle PL/SQL?
          Redis
          Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.
          Ehcache
          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.
          Varnish
          Varnish Cache is a web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. You install it in front of any server that speaks HTTP and configure it to cache the contents. Varnish Cache is really, really fast. It typically speeds up delivery with a factor of 300 - 1000x, depending on your architecture.
          Hazelcast
          With its various distributed data structures, distributed caching capabilities, elastic nature, memcache support, integration with Spring and Hibernate and more importantly with so many happy users, Hazelcast is feature-rich, enterprise-ready and developer-friendly in-memory data grid solution.
          MongoDB
          MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
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          Reactor Digital uses MemcachedMemcached

          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.

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          Casey Smith uses MemcachedMemcached

          Distributed cache exposed through Google App Engine APIs; use to stage fresh data (incoming and recently processed) for faster access in data processing pipeline.

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          The Independent uses MemcachedMemcached

          Memcache caches database results and articles, reducing overall DB load and allowing seamless DB maintenance during quiet periods.

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          eXon Technologies uses MemcachedMemcached

          Used to cache most used files for our clients. Connected with CloudFlare Railgun Optimizer.

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          ScholaNoctis uses MemcachedMemcached

          Memcached is used as a simple page cache across the whole application.

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