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DBMS > Aerospike vs. AlaSQL vs. Fauna vs. Google BigQuery vs. ScyllaDB

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. AlaSQL vs. Fauna vs. Google BigQuery vs. ScyllaDB

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFauna  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseJavaScript DBMS libraryFauna (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.Large scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.33
Rank#70  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score0.67
Rank#215  Overall
#32  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score1.73
Rank#131  Overall
#22  Document stores
#11  Graph DBMS
#65  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score43.92
Rank#25  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score3.54
Rank#90  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comalasql.orgfauna.comcloud.google.com/­bigquerywww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.fauna.comcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docsdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperAerospikeAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffFauna, Inc.GoogleScyllaDB
Initial release20122014201420102015
Current release5.6.0.3, May 2021Scylla Open Source 4.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJavaScriptScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonoyesyes
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesnoyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
JavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIProprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
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
.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luanouser defined functionsuser defined functions infoin JavaScriptyes, Lua
Triggersnoyesnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonehorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornoneMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDno infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesnonoyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlynoIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) for whole datasets, not for individual tables infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users can be defined per object
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafAlaSQLFaunaGoogle BigQueryScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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AdTech ( AdGear , AppMonet , Dstillery , FullContact , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Comcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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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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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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