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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. NCache vs. OpenEdge vs. Realm

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NameMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonOpenEdge  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsNCache is a 100% .NET / .NET Core Open Source in-memory distributed cache.Application development environment with integrated database management systemA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.72
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score1.07
Rank#164  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Score5.11
Rank#75  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Score8.95
Rank#46  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.progress.com/­openedgerealm.io
Technical documentationwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsdocumentation.progress.com/­output/­ua/­OpenEdge_latestrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftAlachisoftProgress Software CorporationRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release2012200519842014
Current release5.0, May 2019OpenEdge 12.2, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availablecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC#, .NET, .NET Core
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryesyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.yes infoclose to SQL 92no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIIDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Progress proprietary ABL (Advanced Business Language).Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyesno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersnoyes infoNotificationsyesyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyeshorizontal partitioning infosince Version 11.4none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yes, with selectable consistency levelSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
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
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic lockingoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesnoyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)Users and groupsyes
More information provided by the system vendor
Microsoft Azure Table StorageNCacheOpenEdgeRealm
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Used by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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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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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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