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System Properties Comparison Memcached vs. NCache vs. SQLite

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NameMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score20.74
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score0.98
Rank#196  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Score116.01
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.memcached.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docswww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalAlachisoftDwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release200320052000
Current release1.6.25, March 20245.3, September 20223.45.2  (12 March 2024), March 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaC
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
Windows
server-less
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenopartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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 infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolIDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
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
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRno
Triggersnoyes infoNotificationsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes, with selectable consistency levelnone
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
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 infovia file-system locks
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)no
More information provided by the system vendor
MemcachedNCacheSQLite
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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