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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. Ignite vs. NCache

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  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.Apache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.NCache is a 100% .NET / .NET Core Open Source in-memory distributed cache.
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.62
Rank#47  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score4.56
Rank#65  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
#35  Relational DBMS
Score0.74
Rank#174  Overall
#30  Key-value stores
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterpriseignite.apache.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comapacheignite.readme.io/­docswww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperDataStaxApache Software FoundationAlachisoft
Initial release201120152005
Current release6.8, April 2020Apache Ignite 2.65.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEnterprise Edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++, Java, .NetC#, .NET, .NET Core
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyespartial 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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)no infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersyesyes (cache interceptors and events)yes 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 computingyes (replicated cache)yes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)yes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDoptimistic 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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
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Datastax EnterpriseIgniteNCache
Specific characteristicsDataStax Enterprise is scale-out data infrastructure for enterprises that need to...
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NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Zero downtime - Built on Apache...
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NCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must be massively and linearly scalable with 100% uptime and able...
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NCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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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 since 2005.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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NCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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