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DBMS > Geode vs. Hazelcast vs. Ignite

System Properties Comparison Geode vs. Hazelcast vs. Ignite

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NameGeode  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeode 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.
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
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Score1.86
Rank#134  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score5.46
Rank#61  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score3.11
Rank#96  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitegeode.apache.orghazelcast.comignite.apache.org
Technical documentationgeode.apache.org/­docshazelcast.org/­imdg/­docsapacheignite.readme.io/­docs
DeveloperOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.HazelcastApache Software Foundation
Initial release200220082015
Current release1.1, February 20175.3.6, November 2023Apache Ignite 2.6
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as GemfireOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++, Java, .Net
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredAll 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 SQLSQL-like query language (OQL)SQL-like query languageANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDL
APIs and other access methodsJava 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
Supported programming languages.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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes 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 nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes 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 systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate 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, on a single nodeone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedACID
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights per client and object definableRole-based access controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementations

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