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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. FoundationDB vs. NCache

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Open source in-memory key-value store
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
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Score8.66
Rank#44  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score0.86
Rank#161  Overall
#23  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#78  Relational DBMS
Score0.94
Rank#157  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.foundationdb.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperDataStaxFoundationDBAlachisoft
Initial release201120132004
Current release6.7, December 20186.2.11, November 20195.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C#, C++, .NET
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typing
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cache
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
LINQ
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoin SQL-layer onlyno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersyesnoyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Shardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingyesyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Linearizable consistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlyno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDoptimistic 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnoauthentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
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Datastax EnterpriseFoundationDBNCache
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years....
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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Ncache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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NCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Bank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Market Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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The NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
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