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DBMS > Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. NCache vs. Spark SQL

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. NCache vs. Spark SQL

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NameMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score86.32
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.83
Rank#188  Overall
#31  Key-value stores
Score22.94
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.alachisoft.com/­ncachespark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperMicrosoftAlachisoftApache Software Foundation
Initial release201020052014
Current releaseV125.2, April 20213.2.0, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaScala
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial 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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.SQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRno
Triggersyesyes infoNotificationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas availableyes, with selectable consistency levelnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingno
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)no
More information provided by the system vendor
Microsoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureNCacheSpark SQL
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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