Difference between Redis and Memcached
1. Redis :
Redis is an open-source, key-value, NoSQL database. It is an in-memory data structure that stores all the data served from memory and uses disk for storage. It offers a unique data model and high performance that supports various data structures like string, list, sets, hash, which it uses as a database cache or message broker. It is also called Data Structure Server. It does not support schema RDBMS, SQL, or ACID transactions.
2. Memcached :
Memcached is a simple, open-source, in-memory caching system that can be used as a temporary in-memory data storage. The stored data in memory has high read and write performance and distributes data into multiple servers. It is a key-value of string object that is stored in memory and the API is available for all the languages. Memcached is very efficient for websites.
Difference between Redis and Memcached –
|Initial Release||It was released in 2009.||It was released in 2003.|
|Developer||It was developed by Salvatore Sanfilippo.||It was developed by Danga Interactive.|
|Cores Used||It uses single cores.||It uses multiple cores.|
|Length of a key||In Redis, maximum key length is 2GB.||In Memcached, maximum key length is 250 bytes.|
|Installation||It is simple and easier to install as compared to Memcached.||It may be difficult to install.|
|Data Structure||It uses list, string, hashes, sorted sets and bitmaps as data structure.||It uses only string and integers as data structure.|
|Speed||It reads and writes speed is slower than Memcached.||It reads and writes speed is higher than Redis.|
|Replication||It supports Master-Slave Replication and Multi-Master Replication methods.||It does not support any replication method.|
|Durability||It is more durable than Memcached.||It is less durable than Redis.|
|Secondary database model||It has Document Store, Graph DBMS, Search Engine, and Time Series DBMS as secondary database models.||It has no secondary database models.|
|Persistence||It uses persistent data.||It does not use persistent data.|
|Partitioning method||It supports Sharding.||It does not support any partitioning method.|
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