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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. NCache vs. Solr vs. Sqrrl

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NameMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  Xexclude from comparison
Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon and became a part of Amazon Web Services. It has been removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsNCache is a 100% .NET / .NET Core Open Source in-memory distributed cache.A widely used distributed, scalable search engine based on Apache LuceneAdaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache Accumulo
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value storeSearch engineDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.77
Rank#66  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score1.26
Rank#148  Overall
#27  Key-value stores
Score51.62
Rank#20  Overall
#3  Search engines
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.alachisoft.com/­ncachelucene.apache.org/­solrsqrrl.com
Technical documentationwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docslucene.apache.org/­solr/­resources.html
DeveloperMicrosoftAlachisoftApache Software FoundationAmazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
Initial release2012200520062012
Current release5.0, May 20198.6.2, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC#, .NET, .NET CoreJavaJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
All OS with a Java VM inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fieldsschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typingyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.Solr Parallel SQL Interfaceno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIIDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Accumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Actionscript
C infousing GLib
C#
C++
Cocoa
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRJava pluginsno
Triggersnoyes infoNotificationsyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesShardingSharding infomaking use of Hadoop
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 levelyesselectable replication factor infomaking use of Hadoop
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesspark-solr: github.com/­lucidworks/­spark-solr and streaming expressions to reduceyes
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
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoDocument store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic lockingoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingoptimistic lockingAtomic updates per row, document, or graph entity
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.noyesyes
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)yesCell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)
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Microsoft Azure Table StorageNCacheSolrSqrrl
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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