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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.Open source in-memory key-value store
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score9.15
Rank#42  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score4.45
Rank#68  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
#37  Relational DBMS
Score0.95
Rank#151  Overall
#24  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 release201120152004
Current release6.7, December 2018Apache Ignite 2.65.0, 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++, Java, .NetC#, C++, .NET
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 (OQL) for searching the cache
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JDBC
ODBC
LINQ
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
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 systemTunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
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
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 implementationsauthentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
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Datastax EnterpriseIgniteNCache
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 10 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 10 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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