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System Properties Comparison Hazelcast vs. Memcached vs. NCache

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NameHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted in-memory data gridIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingOpen source in-memory key-value store
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.03
Rank#46  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score24.46
Rank#28  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score0.91
Rank#159  Overall
#27  Key-value stores
Websitehazelcast.comwww.memcached.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationhazelcast.org/­documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperHazelcastDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalAlachisoft
Initial release200820032004
Current release3.12.2, August 20191.5.12, November 20185.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaCC#, C++, .NET
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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 strategyno
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cache
APIs and other access methodsJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocolLINQ
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersyes infoEventsnoyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoReplicated Mapnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitednooptimistic 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 controlRole-based access controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolauthentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
More information provided by the system vendor
HazelcastMemcachedNCache
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years....
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Competitive advantagesNcache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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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 for the last 13 years.
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
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