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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. NCache

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceNCache is a 100% .NET / .NET Core Open Source in-memory distributed cache.
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.95
Rank#170  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score30.73
Rank#25  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score1.04
Rank#162  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Websiteallegrograph.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-dbwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperFranz Inc.MicrosoftAlachisoft
Initial release200420142005
Current release7.0.0, April 20205.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC#, .NET, .NET Core
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON typespartial 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.no infobulk load of XML files possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like query languageSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common LispJavaScriptno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
TriggersyesJavaScriptyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*yes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionoptimistic locking and pessimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBNCache
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader FedShard - Designed for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph...
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NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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NCache 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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News

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10 July 2020

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22 June 2020

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5 June 2020

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25 May 2020

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12 May 2020

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23 July 2020

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23 July 2020

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20 July 2020

SSL/TLS Configuration in NCache Made Simple
16 July 2020

Exploring Cache Environment Security in NCache
15 July 2020

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1 May 2020, Forbes

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