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System Properties Comparison InterSystems Caché vs. LokiJS vs. Memcached

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NameInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA multi-model DBMS and application serverIn-memory JavaScript DBMSIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Document storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.94
Rank#111  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#56  Relational DBMS
Score0.64
Rank#244  Overall
#37  Document stores
Score24.45
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachegithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.comtechfort.github.io/­LokiJSgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperInterSystemsDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release199720142003
Current release2018.1.4, May 20201.6.17, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC
Server operating systemsAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemedepending on used data modelschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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 indexesyesyes infovia viewsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JavaScript APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
JavaScript.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesView functions in JavaScriptno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnonenone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.no
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and rolesnoyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol

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