Memcached vs Percona: 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 Percona? With more than 3,000 customers worldwide, Percona delivers enterprise-class solutions for both MySQL and MongoDB across traditional and cloud-based platforms. Percona delivers enterprise-class software, support, consulting and managed services for both MySQL and MongoDB across traditional and cloud-based platforms.
Memcached and Percona can be categorized as "Databases" tools.
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.