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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. NCache

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NameMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value Store
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score29.85
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score0.98
Rank#196  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationlearn.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftAlachisoft
Initial release20142005
Current release5.3.3, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC#, .NET, .NET Core, Java
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON typespartial 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 indexesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.
APIs and other access methodsDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
TriggersJavaScriptyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodswith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*yes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionoptimistic locking and pessimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAuthentication 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 DocumentDBNCache
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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