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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Alibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL vs. Elasticsearch vs. Google Search Appliance vs. STSdb

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonAlibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL infoformer name was HybridDB  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseAn online MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) data warehousing service based on GreenplumA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSSearch engineSearch engineKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.88
Rank#51  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score0.32
Rank#237  Overall
#111  Relational DBMS
Score152.16
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score2.77
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score0.09
Rank#286  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hybriddb-postgresqlwww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docswww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­35387.htmwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlsupport.google.com/­gsa
DeveloperAerospikeAlibaba / Pivotal Software Inc. / PostgreSQL Global Development GroupElasticGoogleSTS Soft SC
Initial release20122016201020022011
Current release4.8.0.3, January 20207.3.0, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageCJavaC#
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedAll OS with a Java VMWindows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayesyesno
Triggersnoyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/ReducenoES-Hadoop Connectornono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoMemcached and Redis integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUser authentication via various security protocolsno
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafAlibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL infoformer name was HybridDBElasticsearchGoogle Search ApplianceSTSdb
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Elasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Open source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Search, logging, security, metrics, maps and business analytics use cases.
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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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More than 400 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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The Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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