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System Properties Comparison Cloudant vs. Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. NCache vs. WakandaDB

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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonWakandaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceNCache is a 100% .NET / .NET Core Open Source in-memory distributed cache.WakandaDB is embedded in a server that provides a REST API and a server-side javascript engine to access data
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Key-value storeObject oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.67
Rank#79  Overall
#13  Document stores
Score121.92
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score32.05
Rank#24  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score0.84
Rank#162  Overall
#27  Key-value stores
Score0.10
Rank#282  Overall
#15  Object oriented DBMS
Websitecloudant.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accessazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewakanda.github.io
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.commsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-dbwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsdoc.wakanda.org/­home2.en.html#/­Datastore/­Introduction.200-588937.en.html
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014MicrosoftMicrosoftAlachisoftWakanda SAS
Initial release20101992201420052012
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20195.0, May 20192.1.0, July 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficecommercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoAGPLv3, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangC++C#, .NET, .NET CoreC++, JavaScript
Server operating systemshostedWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshostedLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infoJSON typespartial 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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query languageSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJavaScriptno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyes
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJavaScriptyes infoNotificationsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
noneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes, with selectable consistency levelnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*yesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyBounded 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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID infobut no files for transaction loggingMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Access rights can be defined down to the item levelAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)yes
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CloudantMicrosoft AccessMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBNCacheWakandaDB
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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