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System Properties Comparison Citus vs. InfluxDB vs. NCache

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value Store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.09
Rank#116  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score23.59
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.91
Rank#193  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Websitewww.citusdata.comwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperAlachisoft
Initial release201020132005
Current release8.1, December 20182.7.6, April 20245.3.3, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCGoC#, .NET, .NET Core, Java
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringspartial 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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalitynono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsSQL-like query languageSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.nono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersyesnoyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlyyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
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 integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnooptimistic 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 infoDepending on used storage engineyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accountsAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
More information provided by the system vendor
CitusInfluxDBNCache
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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NCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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NCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,900 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Bank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsFastest-growing database to drive 27,500 GitHub stars Over 750,000 daily active instances
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Market Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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NCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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