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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. NCache vs. Redis

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsNCache is a 100% .NET / .NET Core Open Source in-memory distributed cache.In-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
Document store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score26.55
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.92
Rank#178  Overall
#30  Key-value stores
Score155.89
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.alachisoft.com/­ncacheredis.io
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsredis.io/­documentation
DeveloperAlachisoftSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Labs
Initial release201320052009
Current release2.0.2, November 20205.1, November 20206.2.1 , March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC#, .NET, .NET CoreC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringspartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counterpartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.no
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
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
Visual Basic.NET
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRLua
Triggersnoyes infoNotificationsno infopublish/subscribe channels provide limited trigger functionality
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes, with selectable consistency levelMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Eventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanooptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scripts
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes 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)Simple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial version
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBNCacheRedis
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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Redis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
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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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Redis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
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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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Redis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
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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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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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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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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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The licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
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