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What is 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.
Ehcache is a tool in the Cache category of a tech stack.
Ehcache is an open source tool with 1.9K GitHub stars and 572 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Ehcache's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Ehcache?

14 companies reportedly use Ehcache in their tech stacks, including Wongnai, Nuxeo, and Insoft.

62 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Ehcache.
Pros of Ehcache
Way Faster than Redis and Elasticache Redis
Easy setup
Simpler to run in testing environment
Container doesn't have to be running for local tests

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Ehcache Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Ehcache?
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.
Apache Ignite
It is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale
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.
Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache, and message broker. Redis provides data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs, geospatial indexes, and streams.
The Guava project contains several of Google's core libraries that we rely on in our Java-based projects: collections, caching, primitives support, concurrency libraries, common annotations, string processing, I/O, and so forth.
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