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System Properties Comparison Geode vs. Memcached vs. NCache

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NameGeode  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value Store
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.76
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score20.42
Rank#35  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score1.43
Rank#175  Overall
#28  Key-value stores
Websitegeode.apache.orgwww.memcached.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationgeode.apache.org/­docsgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.Danga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalAlachisoft
Initial release200220032005
Current release1.1, February 20171.6.23, January 20245.3, September 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as GemfireOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaCC#, .NET, .NET Core, Java
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnopartial 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.nono
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (OQL)noSQL-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
Proprietary protocolIDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersnoyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual 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 nodenooptimistic locking and pessimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights per client and object definableyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolAuthentication 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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