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DBMS > etcd vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. NCache

System Properties Comparison etcd vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. NCache

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Nameetcd  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed reliable key-value storeCloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.Open-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value Store
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument 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
Score10.22
Rank#45  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score7.42
Rank#57  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score1.02
Rank#172  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Websiteetcd.io
github.com/­etcd-io/­etcd
firebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationetcd.io/­docs
github.com/­etcd-io/­etcd/­tree/­master/­Documentation
firebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorewww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperGoogleAlachisoft
Initial release20172005
Current release3.4, August 20195.2, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC#, .NET, .NET Core, Java
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
Windows infoexperimental
hostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyespartial 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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.
APIs and other access methodsgRPC
JSON over HTTP
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Tcl
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersyes, watching key changesyes, with Cloud Functionsyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.Multi-source replicationyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflowyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate 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 datanoyesoptimistic 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.Authentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
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etcdGoogle Cloud FirestoreNCache
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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