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Memcached vs SQLite: 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 SQLite? A software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. SQLite is an embedded SQL database engine. Unlike most other SQL databases, SQLite does not have a separate server process. SQLite reads and writes directly to ordinary disk files. A complete SQL database with multiple tables, indices, triggers, and views, is contained in a single disk file.

Memcached and SQLite can be primarily classified as "Databases" tools.

"Fast object cache", "High-performance" and "Stable" are the key factors why developers consider Memcached; whereas "Lightweight", "Portable" and "Simple" are the primary reasons why SQLite is favored.

Memcached is an open source tool with 8.99K GitHub stars and 2.6K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Memcached's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Memcached has a broader approval, being mentioned in 755 company stacks & 267 developers stacks; compared to SQLite, which is listed in 314 company stacks and 477 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 SQLite?

SQLite is an embedded SQL database engine. Unlike most other SQL databases, SQLite does not have a separate server process. SQLite reads and writes directly to ordinary disk files. A complete SQL database with multiple tables, indices, triggers, and views, is contained in a single disk file.
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    What are some alternatives to Memcached and SQLite?
    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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    How developers use Memcached and SQLite
    Avatar of Romans Malinovskis
    Romans Malinovskis uses SQLiteSQLite

    We build queries in PHP with DSQL that work with SQLite. We also have SQLite data controller, so that you can build SQLite-based models.

    Avatar of Coolfront Technologies
    Coolfront Technologies uses SQLiteSQLite

    Used during the "build process" of Coolfront Mobile's Flat rate search engine database. Flat rate data that resides in Salesforce is transformed using SQLite into a format that is usable for our mobile Flat rate search engine (AKA: Charlie).

    Avatar of Sripathi Krishnan
    Sripathi Krishnan uses SQLiteSQLite

    RDBTools is a self-hosted application, and it is important that the installation process is simple. With SQLite, we create a new database file for every analysis. Once the analysis is done, the SQLite file can be thrown away easily.

    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 Perljobs.Ru
    Perljobs.Ru uses SQLiteSQLite

    All the dynamic data (i.e.: jobs) is stored in a simple SQLite database.

    Все динамические данные (вакансии) хранятся в простой SQLite БД.

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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.

    Avatar of A. M. Douglas
    A. M. Douglas uses SQLiteSQLite

    There's really no call for something heavier for this site. SQLite is simple, easy to use and quite reliable given its age.

    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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