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Memcached vs Riak: 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; Riak: A distributed, decentralized data storage system. 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.

Memcached and Riak belong to "Databases" category of the tech stack.

"Fast object cache" is the top reason why over 133 developers like Memcached, while over 9 developers mention "High Performance " as the leading cause for choosing Riak.

Memcached and Riak are both open source tools. Memcached with 8.99K GitHub stars and 2.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Riak with 3.24K GitHub stars and 530 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Memcached has a broader approval, being mentioned in 755 company stacks & 267 developers stacks; compared to Riak, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

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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      What are some alternatives to Memcached and Riak?
      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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      Avatar of Reactor Digital
      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.

      Avatar of Casey Smith
      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.

      Avatar of The Independent
      The Independent uses MemcachedMemcached

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

      Avatar of eXon Technologies
      eXon Technologies uses MemcachedMemcached

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

      Avatar of ScholaNoctis
      ScholaNoctis uses MemcachedMemcached

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

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