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NameHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.15
Rank#304  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score29.24
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.94
Rank#181  Overall
#30  Key-value stores
Score5.21
Rank#67  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Websitespotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsdocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperSpotifyAlachisoftSingleStore Inc.
Initial release2014201320052013
Current release2.0.2, November 20205.2, April 20217.3, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availablecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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NCache Cloud: NCache Cloud is available in Azure and AWS Marketplaces as a Service. This means you can now obtain it instantaneously with a few mouse clicks, and seamlessly scale your cache deployment without any down time.SingleStore Managed Service: The world's fastest, most capable cloud database for operational analytics, machine learning, & AI. Available instantly with multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud capabilities.
Implementation languageJavaGoC#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Windows
Linux info64 bit version required
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringspartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyes infovia Elasticsearchnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.yes, but no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyes
Triggersnonoyes infoNotificationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlyyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes, with selectable consistency levelSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Immediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonooptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITED
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoDepending on used storage engineyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
HeroicInfluxDBNCacheSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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SingleStore is The No Limits Databaseā„¢, powering modern applications and analytical...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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NCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Performance - Shattering the Trillion-Rows-Per-Second Barrier Fast data ingest -...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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NCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Real-Time Analytics Internet of Things Personalization and Recommendations Risk Management...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Bank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Comcast - Real-time Stream Processing Architecture DellEMC - Getting it Right Exactly...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Market Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Customers in various industries worldwide -- US and International Industry Solutions:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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NCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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F ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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