Memcached vs Memcached Cloud: 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; Memcached Cloud: A fully-managed service for hosting and running your memcached in a reliable and fail-safe manner. Memcached Cloud is a fully-managed service for running your Memcached in a reliable and fail-safe manner. Your dataset is constantly replicated, so if a node fails, an auto-switchover mechanism guarantees data is served without interruption. Memcached Cloud provides various data persistence options as well as remote backups for disaster recovery purposes.
Memcached can be classified as a tool in the "Databases" category, while Memcached Cloud is grouped under "Managed Memcache".
"Fast object cache" is the top reason why over 133 developers like Memcached, while over 5 developers mention "Heroku add-on" as the leading cause for choosing Memcached Cloud.
Memcached is an open source tool with 9K 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 756 company stacks & 268 developers stacks; compared to Memcached Cloud, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
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