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System Properties Comparison Ehcache vs. Hazelcast vs. Ignite

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NameEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsA 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.
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.14
Rank#54  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score8.03
Rank#46  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score4.94
Rank#62  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ehcache.orghazelcast.comignite.apache.org
Technical documentationwww.ehcache.org/­documentationhazelcast.org/­documentationapacheignite.readme.io/­docs
DeveloperTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGHazelcastApache Software Foundation
Initial release200920082015
Current release3.8.0, July 20193.12.2, August 2019Apache Ignite 2.6
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++, Java, .Net
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
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.noyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDL
APIs and other access methodsJCacheJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersyes infoEventsyes (cache interceptors and events)
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Terracotta ServerShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby using Terracotta Serveryes infoReplicated Mapyes (replicated cache)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourceone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRole-based access controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementations

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