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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. NCache

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NameMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerOpen source in-memory key-value store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score27.89
Rank#25  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.91
Rank#159  Overall
#27  Key-value stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­sql-databasewww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftAlachisoft
Initial release20102004
Current releaseV125.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC++C#, C++, .NET
Server operating systemshostedWindows
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cache
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
LINQ
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersyesyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas availableyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic 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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardauthentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
More information provided by the system vendor
Microsoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureNCache
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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