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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Firebird vs. NCache vs. Sphinx

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.77
Rank#233  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score25.37
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score1.30
Rank#178  Overall
#30  Key-value stores
Score6.88
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgwww.firebirdsql.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachesphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualswww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffFirebird FoundationAlachisoftSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20142000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20052001
Current release4.0.2, August 20225.2, April 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC and C++C#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counterno
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoPSQLno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRno
Triggersyesyesyes infoNotificationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneyesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationyes, with selectable consistency levelnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)no
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLFirebirdNCacheSphinx
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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