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System Properties Comparison c-treeACE vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. NCache

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Namec-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh speed key-value store, desgined for high availability, mission critical applications with automatic recovery and immediately consistent transaction support.Microsofts relational DBMSOpen source in-memory key-value store
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score0.52
Rank#202  Overall
#34  Key-value stores
#98  Relational DBMS
Score1094.72
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.95
Rank#151  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Websitewww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeacewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorydocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentationwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperFairCom CorporationMicrosoftAlachisoft
Initial release197919892004
Current releaseV11.5, November 2017SQL Server 2017, October 20175.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageANSI C, C++C++C#, C++, .NET
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
Linux
Windows
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoANSI SQL queriesyesSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cache
APIs and other access methodsDirect SQL
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
LINQ
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++Transact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javano infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersyesyesyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infowhen using SQLyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyesyes
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardauthentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
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c-treeACEMicrosoft SQL ServerNCache
Specific characteristicsSpeed, reliability and consistency are the reasons businesses choose FairCom’s c-treeACE...
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NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 10 years....
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Competitive advantagesTop Features High-speed transaction processing Immediately consistent, ACID-compliant,...
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Ncache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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Typical application scenariosc-treeACE speed, reliability, and flexibility are direct reasons this technology...
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NCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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Key customersVISA, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, CommVault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Bank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Market Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 10 years.
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of c-treeACE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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The NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
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