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NameNCache  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source in-memory key-value storeOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
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Score0.95
Rank#151  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score3.86
Rank#71  Overall
#12  Document stores
Websitewww.alachisoft.com/­ncacheravendb.net
Technical documentationwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperAlachisoftHibernating Rhinos
Initial release20042010
Current release5.0, May 20194.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC#, C++, .NETC#
Server operating systemsWindowsLinux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cacheSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsLINQ
Proprietary protocol
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyes
Triggersyes infoNotificationsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with selectable consistency levelMulti-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic lockingACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)Access control on document level using the Authorization Bundle
More information provided by the system vendor
NCacheRavenDB
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 10 years....
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RavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesNcache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Toyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 10 years.
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2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
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RavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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