Improve Performance with a Full Featured Caching Solution and Memcached Alternative

Memcached is a simple, in-memory key-value store for small chunks of arbitrary data. Memcached is generic in nature, intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by reducing database load. The GridGain® in-memory computing platform, built on Apache® Ignite, can be used as a memcached alternative.

GridGain includes an in-memory data grid which performs all of the functions of the memcache in-memory key-value store. GridGain includes an ANSI-99 SQL engine and ACID transaction guarantees. GridGain also includes in-memory database capabilities, streaming analytics, and a continuous learning framework for machine and deep learning. It also has native integrations with popular open source solutions such as Apache Kafka, Spark, Tomcat and Zeppelin as well as with solutions such as Kubernetes and Docker.


GridGain works with all popular RDBMS, NoSQL and Hadoop databases, requiring no rip-and-replace to implement. Inserted between the application and data layers, GridGain can increase system performance by 1,000x or more, making it a powerful memcached alternative. GridGain can also enable massive database scalability to petabytes of in-memory data by adding nodes to the GridGain cluster.

For organizations using memcache with MySQL or PostgreSQL for big data analytics or high performance caching of hot data, GridGain can provide dramatic performance improvements as a memcached alternative.