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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. AlaSQL vs. EventStoreDB vs. Fauna

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonEventStoreDB  Xexclude from comparisonFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseJavaScript DBMS libraryIndustrial-strength, open-source database solution built from the ground up for event sourcing.Fauna 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
Event StoreDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.13
Rank#72  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score0.93
Rank#179  Overall
#1  Event Stores
Score1.57
Rank#136  Overall
#22  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#67  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comalasql.orgwww.eventstore.comfauna.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldevelopers.eventstore.comdocs.fauna.com
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitter
DeveloperAerospikeAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffEvent Store LimitedFauna, Inc.
Initial release2012201420122014
Current release5.6.0.3, May 202121.2, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Event Store Cloud allows you to deploy a managed EventStoreDB cluster in AWS, GCP and Azure (coming soon).
Implementation languageCJavaScriptScala
Server operating systemsLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
JavaScript APIRESTful 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/Reducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationnoneImmediate 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 datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
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 CitrusleafAlaSQLEventStoreDBFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Guaranteed writes Great performance that scales Immutable data store High availability...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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EventStoreDB's core database server is used in production systems worldwide. The...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Event-sourced systems Event-driven architecture
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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EventStoreDB is used by companies across a whole range of industries. Here are just...
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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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Available as open-source software and licensed under the 3-clause BSD license ( https://github.com/EventStore/EventStore/blob/master/LICENSE.md...
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