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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. GigaSpaces vs. NCache vs. TempoIQ

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB  Xexclude from comparison
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DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreScalable analytics DBMS for sensor data, provided as a service (SaaS)
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Key-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score0.97
Rank#175  Overall
#30  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.79
Rank#196  Overall
#32  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.gigaspaces.comwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachetempoiq.com (offline)
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGigaspaces TechnologiesAlachisoftTempoIQ
Initial release2014200020052012
Current release15.5, September 20205.2, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava, C++, .NetC#, .NET, .NET Core, Java
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryes
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatanono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-99 for query and DML statementsSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.no
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
C#
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRno
Triggersyesyes, event driven architectureyes infoNotificationsyes infoRealtime Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
yes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
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 datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRole-based access controlAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)simple authentication-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLGigaSpacesNCacheTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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NCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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NCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Bank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Market Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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NCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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