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DBMS > Aerospike vs. AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. jBASE

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. jBASE

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseJavaScript DBMS libraryA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.A robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middleware
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.94
Rank#67  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score3.46
Rank#92  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Score1.62
Rank#136  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comalasql.orgcloud.google.com/­spannerwww.jbase.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsdocs.zumasys.com/­jbase
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitter
DeveloperAerospikeAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogleZumasys
Initial release2012201420171991
Current release5.7.0.9, December 20215.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJavaScript
Server operating systemsLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedAIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesoptional
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011Embedded SQL for jBASE in BASIC
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
JavaScript APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScriptGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luanonoyes
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornoneMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowno
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 infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID infoStrict serializable isolationACID
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 onlynoAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights can be defined down to the item level
More information provided by the system vendor
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafAlaSQLGoogle Cloud SpannerjBASE
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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News

The Lastest Set of Features Added to Asadm — Aerospike Admin Tool
6 January 2022

Announcing Aerospike Kubernetes Operator 2.0
27 December 2021

Come Visit Aerospike at SpaceCom 2022
22 December 2021

The Aerospike Standup Vol. 43
22 December 2021

Log4Shell vulnerability and Aerospike
16 December 2021

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