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DBMS > Aerospike vs. AlaSQL vs. Apache Kylin vs. Fauna

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. AlaSQL vs. Apache Kylin vs. Fauna

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonFauna  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseJavaScript DBMS libraryA distributed analytics engine for big data, providing a SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) and leveraging the Hadoop stackFauna (previously named FaunaDB) provides a web-native interface, with support for GraphQL and custom business logic that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the serverless ecosystem. The underlying globally distributed storage and compute platform is fast, consistent, and reliable, with a modern security infrastructure.
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.13
Rank#72  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score1.36
Rank#145  Overall
#71  Relational DBMS
Score1.57
Rank#136  Overall
#22  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#67  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comalasql.orgkylin.apache.orgfauna.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlkylin.apache.org/­docsdocs.fauna.com
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitter
DeveloperAerospikeAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncFauna, Inc.
Initial release2012201420152014
Current release5.6.0.3, May 20213.1.0, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJavaScriptJavaScala
Server operating systemsLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesno
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.ANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
JavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScriptC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luanouser defined functions
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonehorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornoneMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlynoIdentity management, authentication, and access control
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafAlaSQLApache KylinFauna
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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