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System Properties Comparison Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse vs. NCache vs. Splunk

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NameInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerNCache is a 100% .NET / .NET Core Open Source in-memory distributed cache.Analytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.01
Rank#153  Overall
#75  Relational DBMS
Score8.99
Rank#43  Overall
#27  Relational DBMS
Score0.95
Rank#157  Overall
#27  Key-value stores
Score88.08
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitewww.ignitetech.com/­solutions/­information-technology/­infobrightdbazure.microsoft.com/­services/­sql-data-warehousewww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­sql-data-warehousewww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.MicrosoftAlachisoftSplunk Inc.
Initial release2005201620052003
Current release5.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availablecommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++C#, .NET, .NET Core
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
hostedLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyespartial 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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.no infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
HTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C#
Java
PHP
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQLno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyes
Triggersnonoyes infoNotificationsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding, horizontal partitioningyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyesyes, with selectable consistency levelMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesyesAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)Access rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
InfobrightMicrosoft Azure SQL Data WarehouseNCacheSplunk
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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