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System Properties Comparison Memcached vs. NCache

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NameMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingOpen source in-memory key-value store
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score25.12
Rank#28  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score1.05
Rank#145  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
Websitewww.memcached.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalAlachisoft
Initial release20032004
Current release1.5.12, November 20185.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC#, C++, .NET
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno
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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cache
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolLINQ
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersnoyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanooptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentnoyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolauthentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
More information provided by the system vendor
MemcachedNCache
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years....
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Competitive advantagesNcache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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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 for the last 13 years.
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
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