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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. NCache vs. Redis

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessNCache is a 100% .NET / .NET Core Open Source in-memory distributed cache.In-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value storeKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
Document store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score119.18
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score1.26
Rank#148  Overall
#27  Key-value stores
Score151.86
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncacheredis.io
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsredis.io/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookAlachisoftSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Labs
Initial release200820052009
Current release3.11.8, August 20205.0, May 20196.0.8, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC#, .NET, .NET CoreC
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counterpartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.no
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRLua
Triggersyesyes infoNotificationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"yesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes, with selectable consistency levelMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Eventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scripts
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)Simple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial version
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CassandraNCacheRedis
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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NCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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NCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Bank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Market Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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NCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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