DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the first and only COTS deterministic embedded database management system for mission- and safety-critical hard real-time applicationsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > NCache vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison NCache vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameNCache  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engineKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.83
Rank#188  Overall
#31  Key-value stores
Score8.03
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.05
Rank#321  Overall
#49  Key-value stores
Websitewww.alachisoft.com/­ncachesphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAlachisoftSphinx Technologies Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release200520012011
Current release5.2, April 20213.4.1, July 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
NCache Cloud: NCache Cloud is available in Azure and AWS Marketplaces as a Service. This means you can now obtain it instantaneously with a few mouse clicks, and seamlessly scale your cache deployment without any down time.
Implementation languageC#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaC++C#
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datepartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counternoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 infofull-text index on all search fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsIDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Proprietary protocol.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRnono
Triggersyes infoNotificationsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with selectable consistency levelnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
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 integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
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)nono
More information provided by the system vendor
NCacheSphinxSTSdb
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
» more
Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
» more
Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
» more
Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
» more
Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsNCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
» more
News

How Data Dependency Manages Relationships in Cache?
16 December 2021

Write-Through & Write-Behind Cache: An Introduction
7 December 2021

How to Stop a Node for Maintenance without State Transfer?
6 December 2021

Couchbase Alternatives Open Source Distributed Cache
2 December 2021

Using Locking with Cached Data in NCache
1 December 2021

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
NCacheSphinxSTSdb
DB-Engines blog posts

The DB-Engines ranking includes now search engines
4 February 2013, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

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

provided by Google News

How to Build 600+ Links in One Month
4 September 2020, Search Engine Journal

Best Full-Text Search Engines to Maximize Search Experience for Your Users in 2021
31 May 2021, Techstory

6 Top & Best Open source Search Engine Software for Enterprises
17 June 2019, H2S Media

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Strategic Partner Manager
Alachisoft, Dallas, TX

Inside Sales & Biz Dev
Alachisoft, Dallas, TX

Digital Marketing Operations Manager
Alachisoft, Dallas, TX

Technical Project Manager
Alachisoft, Dallas, TX

Director of Enterprise Sales
Alachisoft, Dallas, TX

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

Vertica logo

Vertica Accelerator. The fastest analytics and machine learning, delivered as SaaS, with automated setup, administration, and management. Free trial.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

Present your product here