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System Properties Comparison Memcached vs. NCache vs. SAP HANA

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NameMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud service
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
Document store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score17.74
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score0.91
Rank#193  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Score44.12
Rank#23  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.memcached.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.sap.com/­products/­hana.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docshelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalAlachisoftSAP
Initial release200320052010
Current release1.6.27, May 20245.3.3, April 20242.0 SPS07 (AprilĀ 4, 2023), April 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoalso available as a cloud based service
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Implementation languageCC#, .NET, .NET Core, Java
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
Windows
Appliance or cloud-service
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenopartial 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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.yes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolIDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRSQLScript, R
Triggersnoyes infoNotificationsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes, with selectable consistency levelyes
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanooptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentnoyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)yes
More information provided by the system vendor
MemcachedNCacheSAP HANA
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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