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System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. NCache vs. TiDB

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFauna provides a web-native interface, with support for GraphQL and custom business logic that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the serverless ecosystem. The underlying globally distributed storage and compute platform is fast, consistent, and reliable, with a modern security infrastructure.Open-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Key-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.63
Rank#139  Overall
#23  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#68  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score1.04
Rank#174  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Score3.23
Rank#99  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitefauna.comwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachepingcap.com
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsdocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stable
DeveloperFauna, Inc.AlachisoftPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release201420052016
Current release5.2, April 20215.0.1, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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NCache Cloud: NCache Cloud is available in Azure and AWS Marketplaces as a Service. This means you can now obtain it instantaneously with a few mouse clicks, and seamlessly scale your cache deployment without any down time.TiDB Cloud: Fully-managed TiDB Service. Bring everything great about TiDB to the cloud.
Implementation languageScalaC#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaGo, Rust
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenopartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.yes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIIDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRno
Triggersnoyes infoNotificationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingyeshorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes, with selectable consistency levelUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACID
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)Users with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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Fauna infopreviously named FaunaDBNCacheTiDB
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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TiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Shopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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