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DBMS > Ehcache vs. Geode vs. Hazelcast vs. Ignite vs. Oracle Coherence

System Properties Comparison Ehcache vs. Geode vs. Hazelcast vs. Ignite vs. Oracle Coherence

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NameEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Coherence  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesA widely adopted in-memory data gridApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.Oracles in-memory data grid solution
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeKey-value storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.10
Rank#66  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score1.62
Rank#137  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score9.56
Rank#49  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score6.43
Rank#62  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
#34  Relational DBMS
Score2.64
Rank#108  Overall
#20  Key-value stores
Websitewww.ehcache.orggeode.apache.orghazelcast.comignite.apache.orgwww.oracle.com/­middleware/­technologies/­coherence.html
Technical documentationwww.ehcache.org/­documentationgeode.apache.org/­docshazelcast.org/­imdg/­docsapacheignite.readme.io/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­en/­middleware/­standalone/­coherence
DeveloperTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.HazelcastApache Software FoundationOracle
Initial release20092002200820152007
Current release3.8.1, September 20191.1, February 20174.2, March 2021Apache Ignite 2.612c, September 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as GemfireOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaJavaC++, Java, .NetJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.nonoyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyyesno
Secondary indexesnonoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (OQL)SQL-like query languageANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLno
APIs and other access methodsJCacheJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JCache
JPA
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)no
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersyes infoCache Event Listenersyes infoEventsyes (cache interceptors and events)yes infoLive Events
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Terracotta ServerShardingShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby using Terracotta ServerMulti-source replicationyes infoReplicated Mapyes (replicated cache)yes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourceyes, on a single nodeone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedACIDconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyesyesyesyes infooptionally
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights per client and object definableRole-based access controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsauthentification to access the cache via certificates or http basic authentication

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