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DBMS > Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. NCache

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. NCache

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NameMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsOpen source in-memory key-value store
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Wide column storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score30.87
Rank#24  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score4.16
Rank#67  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.93
Rank#148  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-dbwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoftAlachisoft
Initial release201420122004
Current release5.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageC#, C++, .NET
Server operating systemshostedhostedWindows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON typesyes
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 indexesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cache
APIs and other access methodsDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
RESTful HTTP APILINQ
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
TriggersJavaScriptnoyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodswith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*noyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Session Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionoptimistic lockingoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesauthentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
More information provided by the system vendor
Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBMicrosoft Azure Table StorageNCache
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 10 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 10 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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News

Distributed Lucene: Full Text Searching in .NET for Scalability
17 September 2019

How to Sync Cache with Cosmos DB?
3 September 2019

NCache 5.0 SP1 Released
26 August 2019

Auto Starting Cache on Windows Startup
26 August 2019

How to Configure and Use Eviction in NCache
7 August 2019

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Recent citations in the news

Azure Cosmos DB update for August 2019 | Azure Friday - Microsoft
30 August 2019, Channel 9

Global Document Databases Software Market 2019 Industry Status MongoDB, Amazon, ArangoDB, Azure Cosmos DB, Couchbase
16 September 2019, Herald Writer 24

Document Databases Software Market Is Booming Worldwide | MongoDB, Amazon, ArangoDB, Azure Cosmos DB
12 September 2019, Indian Columnist

NoSQL Databases Software Market Is Booming Worldwide | MongoDB, Amazon, ArangoDB, Azure Cosmos DB, Couchbase
26 August 2019, Indian Columnist

New Comprehensive Report on Global NoSQL Databases Software Market offers in-depth visions into the key drivers and Market Growth By focusing on top Key Operating Vendors like MongoDB, Amazon, ArangoDB, Azure Cosmos DB
16 September 2019, Technology News

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How to use Azure Table storage in .Net
14 January 2019, InfoWorld

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26 November 2018, Channel 9

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10 January 2019, The Register

Talend Introduces Fast, Frictionless Data Loading for Microsoft Azure
8 February 2019, MarTech Advisor

Writing server-side code in Azure Cosmos DB
30 April 2019, InfoWorld

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How to use NCache in ASP.Net Core
25 February 2019, InfoWorld

NCache Distributed Cache for .NET Gets Open Sourced
28 January 2015, Visual Studio Magazine

NCache: A Distributed Cache for the .NET Platform Available Today
11 June 2008, InfoQ.com

Basic NCache is Now Open Source
10 March 2015, InfoQ.com

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6 September 2016, DZone News

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