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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. InfluxDB vs. Informix

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseA stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database serviceDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides IBM Db2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things data
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.85
Rank#65  Overall
#11  Document stores
#9  Key-value stores
#2  Spatial DBMS
Score0.15
Rank#300  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score29.78
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score24.16
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websiteaerospike.comwww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.ibm.com/­products/­informix
Technical documentationdocs.aerospike.comwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
Social network pagesTwitterLinkedInFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeAlibabaIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.
Initial release201220131984
Current release6.0.0.0, April 20222.3, June 202214.10.FC5, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCGoC, C++ and Java
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and StringsNumeric data and Stringsyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes
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 indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
HTTP RESTHTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luanonoyes
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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 configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyAccess managed on TSDB instance levelsimple rights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controls
More information provided by the system vendor
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafAlibaba Cloud TSDBInfluxDBInformix
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Time to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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InfluxData has more than 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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Fastest growing database to drive 23,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 daily active instances
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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