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System Properties Comparison NCache vs. Redis

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NameNCache  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source in-memory key-value storeIn-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 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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Score0.86
Rank#159  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score146.13
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitewww.alachisoft.com/­ncacheredis.io
Technical documentationwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsredis.io/­documentation
DeveloperAlachisoftSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Labs
Initial release20042009
Current release4.9, February 20185.0.5, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC#, C++, .NETC
Server operating systemsWindowsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datepartial 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 indexesyesyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cacheno
APIs and other access methodsLINQ
Proprietary protocol
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
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 CLRLua
Triggersyes infoNotificationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with selectable consistency levelMaster-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic lockingOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scripts
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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)Simple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial version
More information provided by the system vendor
NCacheRedis
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 10 years....
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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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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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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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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 10 years.
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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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The licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
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