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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. NCache

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value Store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.52
Rank#106  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score0.94
Rank#181  Overall
#30  Key-value stores
Websitewww.4d.comwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
Developer4D, IncAlachisoft
Initial release19842005
Current releasev18 R5, January 20215.2, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC#, .NET, .NET Core, Java
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counter
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersyesyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic locking and pessimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
More information provided by the system vendor
4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionNCache
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Licensing and pricing modelsNCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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