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System Properties Comparison Ignite vs. Memcached vs. NCache

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NameIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.In-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value Store
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.85
Rank#74  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
#41  Relational DBMS
Score25.66
Rank#30  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score0.98
Rank#178  Overall
#30  Key-value stores
Websiteignite.apache.orgwww.memcached.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationapacheignite.readme.io/­docsgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalAlachisoft
Initial release201520032005
Current releaseApache Ignite 2.61.6.9, November 20205.2, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, Java, .NetCC#, .NET, .NET Core, Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLnoSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Proprietary protocolIDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.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 proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)nono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)noyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)none infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)noyes
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 integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnooptimistic locking and pessimistic 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 controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
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IgniteMemcachedNCache
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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