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NameNCache  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source in-memory key-value storeOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.95
Rank#151  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score7.39
Rank#47  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.alachisoft.com/­ncachesphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAlachisoftSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20042001
Current release5.0, May 20193.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC#, C++, .NETC++
Server operating systemsWindowsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
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 infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cacheSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsLINQ
Proprietary protocol
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRno
Triggersyes infoNotificationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with selectable consistency levelnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic lockingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
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)no
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NCacheSphinx
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 10 years....
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Competitive advantagesNcache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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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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