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System Properties Comparison NCache vs. RavenDB vs. Redis

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NameNCache  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source in-memory key-value storeOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseIn-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
Secondary database modelsDocument store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.05
Rank#145  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
Score3.88
Rank#73  Overall
#13  Document stores
Score145.24
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitewww.alachisoft.com/­ncacheravendb.netredis.io
Technical documentationwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsravendb.net/­docsredis.io/­documentation
DeveloperAlachisoftHibernating RhinosSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Labs
Initial release200420102009
Current release5.0, May 20194.2, May 20195.0.6, September 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availableOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC#, C++, .NETC#C
Server operating systemsWindowsLinux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenopartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cacheSQL-like query language (RQL)no
APIs and other access methodsLINQ
Proprietary protocol
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyesLua
Triggersyes infoNotificationsyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with selectable consistency levelMulti-master replicationMaster-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic lockingACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scripts
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)Access control on document level using the Authorization BundleSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial version
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Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years....
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RavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Redis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
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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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Redis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
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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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Redis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
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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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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 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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The licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
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