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System Properties Comparison Hazelcast vs. Ignite vs. NCache

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NameHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted in-memory data gridApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.Open-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value Store
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-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
Score9.81
Rank#47  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score4.85
Rank#74  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
#41  Relational DBMS
Score0.98
Rank#178  Overall
#30  Key-value stores
Websitehazelcast.comignite.apache.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationhazelcast.org/­imdg/­docsapacheignite.readme.io/­docswww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperHazelcastApache Software FoundationAlachisoft
Initial release200820152005
Current release4.2, March 2021Apache Ignite 2.65.2, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEnterprise Edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++, Java, .NetC#, .NET, .NET Core, Java
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-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.yes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.
APIs and other access methodsJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)no infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersyes infoEventsyes (cache interceptors and events)yes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoReplicated Mapyes (replicated cache)yes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)yes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate 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 dataone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedACIDoptimistic 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 controlRole-based access controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
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HazelcastIgniteNCache
Specific characteristicsHazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesHazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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NCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosHazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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NCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Key customersHazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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Bank 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 modelsHazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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NCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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