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NameNCache
DescriptionNCache is a 100% .NET / .NET Core Open Source in-memory distributed cache.
Primary database modelKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.07
Rank#164  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Websitewww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperAlachisoft
Initial release2005
Current release5.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC#, .NET, .NET Core
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datepartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counter
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.no
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.
APIs and other access methodsIDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic locking and pessimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
More information provided by the system vendor
NCache
Specific characteristics

NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005. NCache is extremely fast and provides linear scalability, self-healing dynamic cluster, sync/async intelligent replication, WAN replication with bridge topology, full text search based on Lucene and powerful admin and management tools.


Data grouping

Data can be grouped using Tags, Named Tags, Groups, and Subgroups

Server-side Code

Cache Loader, Read Through, Write Through, Database Dependency

Event Driven Data Sharing

  • Item Level Event
  • Cache Level Event
  • Continuous Query
  • Pub/Sub (Topic, Queue, Pattern Subscription, Durable Subscription

Competitive advantages

NCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions, ASP.NET Core Response Caching, ASP.NET Core SignalR, EF Core Caching, NHibernate Cache, ASP.NET Session State, ASP.NET View StateASP.NET Output Cache, and Entity Framework Cache. NCache does the following:

  • Synchronizes your cache with your database automatically using database dependencies. 
  • Multiple ways for you to search for objects in your distributed cache instead of only relying on keys. 
  • Read-through and Write-through mechanism that enables the cache to read and write data directly to your data source and database.
  • Powerful runtime data sharing and messaging platform that is extremely fast, scalable, and real-time.
  • NCache provides an extremely fast object serialization mechanism called dynamic compact serialization that requires no code change on your part to use.
Typical application scenarios

NCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare etc.

Study more case studies here: http://www.alachisoft.com/resources/case-studies.html

Key customers

Bank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM, Inflection,Thomson Reuters, Virgin Atlantic, Humana, Sanlam and many more..

Market metrics

Market Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.

Licensing and pricing models

NCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise edition has a licensing model based on the number of nodes in a cluster and number of cache clients. NCache Enterprise is available for a 60-day free trial. You can purchase both regular support and 24x7 support for NCache Enterprise. 

News

NCache 5.0 SP4 Released
12 November 2020

5 Steps to Migrate Seamlessly from AppFabric to NCache
2 November 2020

7 Reasons to Migrate from AppFabric to NCache Today
19 October 2020

Manage NCache Using Commands and GUI
13 October 2020

Need for Speed with Compression and Compact Serialization
7 October 2020

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Recent citations in the news

Custom Response Caching Using NCache in ASP.NET Core
22 April 2020, InfoQ.com

How to use NCache in ASP.Net Core
25 February 2019, InfoWorld

NCache Distributed Cache for .NET Gets Open Sourced
28 January 2015, Visual Studio Magazine

Basic NCache is Now Open Source
10 March 2015, InfoQ.com

Velocity: Microsoft's Distributed In-Memory Cache
4 June 2008, InfoQ.com

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