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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. NCache vs. SingleStore

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. NCache vs. SingleStore

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Open-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table type
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
Document store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.06
Rank#185  Overall
#31  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#85  Relational DBMS
Score0.96
Rank#195  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Score5.38
Rank#62  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­apple/­foundationdbwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsdocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperFoundationDBAlachisoftSingleStore Inc.
Initial release201320052013
Current release6.2.28, November 20205.3.3, April 20248.5, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEnterprise Edition availablecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaC++, Go
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux info64 bit version required
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingpartial 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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.yes infobut no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsIDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Cluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
MongoDB API
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyes
Triggersnoyes infoNotificationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesSharding infohash partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes, with selectable consistency levelSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculations
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)Fine grained access control via users, groups and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
FoundationDBNCacheSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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SingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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SingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Driving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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IEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Customers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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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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