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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. MySQL vs. NCache

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceWidely used open source RDBMSNCache is a 100% .NET / .NET Core Open Source in-memory distributed cache.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIKey-value store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocolDocument storeDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score29.06
Rank#26  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score1261.57
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score1.04
Rank#162  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.mysql.comwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdev.mysql.com/­docwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Oracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunAlachisoft
Initial release201119952005
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20198.0.21, 20205.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC and C++C#, .NET, .NET Core
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyespartial 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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes infoproprietary syntaxno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyesyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineoptimistic locking and pessimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
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.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseMySQLNCache
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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NCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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NCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Bank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Market Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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NCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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