Memcached vs. RocksDB

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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 RocksDB?

RocksDB is an embeddable persistent key-value store for fast storage. RocksDB can also be the foundation for a client-server database but our current focus is on embedded workloads. RocksDB builds on LevelDB to be scalable to run on servers with many CPU cores, to efficiently use fast storage, to support IO-bound, in-memory and write-once workloads, and to be flexible to allow for innovation.

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Why do developers choose Memcached?
Why do you like Memcached?

Why do developers choose RocksDB?
Why do you like RocksDB?

What are the cons of using Memcached?
No Cons submitted yet for Memcached
Downsides of Memcached?

What are the cons of using RocksDB?
No Cons submitted yet for RocksDB
Downsides of RocksDB?

What companies use Memcached?
895 companies on StackShare use Memcached
What companies use RocksDB?
9 companies on StackShare use RocksDB
What tools integrate with Memcached?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with Memcached
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Memcached and RocksDB?

  • MySQL - The world's most popular open source database
  • PostgreSQL - A powerful, open source object-relational database system
  • MongoDB - The database for giant ideas
  • MariaDB - An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL

See all alternatives to Memcached

Deploying Memcached on Kubernetes Engine: tutorial
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