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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Ignite vs. NCache

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.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 modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.86
Rank#161  Overall
#23  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#78  Relational DBMS
Score5.01
Rank#64  Overall
#12  Key-value stores
#35  Relational DBMS
Score0.94
Rank#157  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgignite.apache.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbapacheignite.readme.io/­docswww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperFoundationDBApache Software FoundationAlachisoft
Initial release201320152004
Current release6.2.11, November 2019Apache Ignite 2.65.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++, Java, .NetC#, C++, .NET
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cache
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
LINQ
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)no infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersnoyes (cache interceptors and events)yes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes (replicated cache)yes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)yes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDoptimistic 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsauthentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
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FoundationDBIgniteNCache
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years....
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Competitive advantagesNcache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years.
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
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