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System Properties Comparison Memcached vs. MongoDB vs. NCache

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NameMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value Store
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS infoTime Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
Vector DBMS infocurrently available in the MongoDB Atlas cloud service only
Document store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score17.74
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score429.83
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score0.91
Rank#193  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Websitewww.memcached.orgwww.mongodb.comwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiwww.mongodb.com/­docs/­manualwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalMongoDB, IncAlachisoft
Initial release200320092005
Current release1.6.27, May 20247.0.5, January 20245.3.3, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.Open Source infoEnterprise Edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)no
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Implementation languageCC++C#, .NET, .NET Core, Java
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialpartial 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.no
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Atlas SQL InterfaceSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolGraphQL
HTTP REST
Prisma
proprietary protocol using JSON
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Actionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScriptno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersnoyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.yes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityMulti-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
yes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infocan be individually decided for each read operation
Immediate Consistency infodefault behaviour
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationoptimistic locking and pessimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentnoyes infooptional, enabled by defaultyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolAccess rights for users and rolesAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
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MemcachedMongoDBNCache
Specific characteristicsMongoDB provides an integrated suite of cloud database and data services to accelerate...
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NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesBuilt around the flexible document data model and unified API, MongoDB is a developer...
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NCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosAI-enriched intelligent apps (Continental, Telefonica, Iron Mountain) Internet of...
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NCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Key customersADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Bank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsHundreds of millions downloads, over 150,000+ Atlas clusters provisioned every month...
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Market Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Licensing and pricing modelsMongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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NCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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