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DBMS > Aerospike vs. AlaSQL vs. Fauna vs. LMDB

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

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonLMDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseJavaScript DBMS libraryFauna 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.A high performant, light-weight, embedded key-value database library
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Key-value store
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
Score1.57
Rank#136  Overall
#22  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#67  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score2.61
Rank#106  Overall
#20  Key-value stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comalasql.orgfauna.comwww.symas.com/­symas-embedded-database-lmdb
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.fauna.com
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitter
DeveloperAerospikeAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffFauna, Inc.Symas
Initial release2012201420142011
Current release5.6.0.3, May 20210.9.29, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageCJavaScriptScalaC
Server operating systemsLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nono
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
C
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luanouser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonehorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornoneMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenonono
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 integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID
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.yesyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlynoIdentity management, authentication, and access controlno
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafAlaSQLFauna infopreviously named FaunaDBLMDB
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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19 October 2021

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18 October 2021

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