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System Properties Comparison GridDB vs. NCache vs. Sphinx vs. XAP

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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataOpen source in-memory key-value storeOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeSearch engineDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.53
Rank#204  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score0.94
Rank#157  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score6.52
Rank#53  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.80
Rank#167  Overall
#26  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitegriddb.netwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachesphinxsearch.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationgriddb.net/­en/­docs/­documents/­1-1_what-is-griddb.phpwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperToshiba CorporationAlachisoftSphinx Technologies Inc.Gigaspaces Technologies
Initial release2013200420012000
Current release4.2, June 20195.0, May 20193.1.1, October 201814.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C#, C++, .NETC++Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsLinuxWindowsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampnoyes
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92 (advanced edition only), SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)SQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cacheSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolLINQ
Proprietary protocol
Proprietary protocolGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRnoyes
Triggersyesyes infoNotificationsnoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes, with selectable consistency levelnoneMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsyesnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container leveloptimistic lockingnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
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 for users can be defined per databaseauthentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)noRole-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
GridDBNCacheSphinxXAP
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years....
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Ncache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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NCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Bank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Market Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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The NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
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