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System Properties Comparison H2 vs. Memcached vs. NCache

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NameH2  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.In-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value Store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score9.72
Rank#49  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score25.02
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score1.05
Rank#179  Overall
#30  Key-value stores
Websitewww.h2database.comwww.memcached.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperThomas MuellerDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalAlachisoft
Initial release200520032005
Current release2.1.210, January 20221.6.15, March 20225.2, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open 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 VMFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolIDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersyesnoyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databasenone 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 systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnooptimistic locking and pessimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
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H2MemcachedNCache
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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