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NameNCache  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.93
Rank#178  Overall
#30  Key-value stores
Score2.90
Rank#93  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAlachisoftTimescale
Initial release20052017
Current release5.2, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datepartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counternumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsIDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyes infoNotificationsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with selectable consistency levelSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
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 over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACID
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
NCacheTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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News

Using Cache Refresher to Keep Data Fresh in NCache
10 May 2021

Migrate NCache .NET Framework Server-Side Code to .NET Core Server
3 May 2021

Monitor Data Changes in NCache Using Continuous Query
26 April 2021

Monitor NCache Using Prometheus and Grafana
8 April 2021

NCache 5.2 Released
25 March 2021

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

Custom Response Caching Using NCache in ASP.NET Core
22 April 2020, InfoQ.com

NCache Distributed Cache for .NET Gets Open Sourced
28 January 2015, Visual Studio Magazine

Basic NCache is Now Open Source
10 March 2015, InfoQ.com

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Timescale Raises $40M Series B as Cloud Adoption of Its Database Accelerates
5 May 2021, Business Wire

Timescale Launches Industry's First Multi-Node Relational Database for Time-Series Data, Giving Organizations Unprecedented Scale
29 October 2020, Business Wire

TimescaleDB Delivers Another Option for Time-Series Analytics
17 October 2019, Datanami

Timescale Brings Powerful Time-Series Data Analysis to Developers Worldwide, Now Available in 75+ Cloud Regions
12 August 2020, Business Wire

Timescale announces $15M investment and new enterprise version of TimescaleDB
29 January 2019, TechCrunch

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