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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Microsoft Access vs. NCache

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
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.Distributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesMicrosoft 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.)Open source in-memory key-value store
Primary database modelWide column storeEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
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Score8.82
Rank#43  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score0.24
Rank#247  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score129.47
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.91
Rank#159  Overall
#27  Key-value stores
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.ibm.biz/­eventstoreproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_1.1.2/­eventstore/­welcome.htmlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperDataStaxIBMMicrosoftAlachisoft
Initial release2011201719922004
Current release6.7, December 20181.1.31902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20195.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++, ScalaC++C#, C++, .NET
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsWindows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cache
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
LINQ
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersyesnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Shardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingActive-active shard replicationnoneyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesNo - written data is immutableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replicationyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectUser level access controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003authentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
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Datastax EnterpriseIBM Db2 Event StoreMicrosoft AccessNCache
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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