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DBMS > Geode vs. Hazelcast vs. NCache

System Properties Comparison Geode vs. Hazelcast vs. NCache

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NameGeode  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  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 gridOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value Store
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Document store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.38
Rank#123  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score7.66
Rank#54  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score1.21
Rank#181  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Websitegeode.apache.orghazelcast.comwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationgeode.apache.org/­docshazelcast.org/­imdg/­docswww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.HazelcastAlachisoft
Initial release200220082005
Current release1.1, February 20175.3.6, November 20235.3, September 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as GemfireOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC#, .NET, .NET Core, Java
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredAll OS with a Java VMLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counter
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 strategyno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (OQL)SQL-like query languageSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.
APIs and other access methodsJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersyes infoEventsyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes infoReplicated Mapyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
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 commitedoptimistic locking and pessimistic 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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights per client and object definableRole-based access controlAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
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Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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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 since 2005.
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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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