Memcached vs RethinkDB: 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 RethinkDB? JSON. Scales to multiple machines with very little effort. Open source. RethinkDB is built to store JSON documents, and scale to multiple machines with very little effort. It has a pleasant query language that supports really useful queries like table joins and group by, and is easy to setup and learn.
Memcached and RethinkDB can be primarily classified as "Databases" tools.
"Fast object cache" is the top reason why over 133 developers like Memcached, while over 46 developers mention "Powerful query language" as the leading cause for choosing RethinkDB.
Memcached and RethinkDB are both open source tools. RethinkDB with 22.4K GitHub stars and 1.74K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Memcached with 8.99K GitHub stars and 2.6K GitHub forks.
Facebook, Instagram, and Dropbox are some of the popular companies that use Memcached, whereas RethinkDB is used by miDrive, Runbook, and The Control Group. Memcached has a broader approval, being mentioned in 755 company stacks & 267 developers stacks; compared to RethinkDB, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 25 developer stacks.
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