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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Amazon Aurora vs. EXASOL vs. Hazelcast vs. RethinkDB

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A widely adopted in-memory data gridDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument storeDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.70
Rank#57  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score9.19
Rank#44  Overall
#27  Relational DBMS
Score3.65
Rank#85  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score9.47
Rank#42  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score4.23
Rank#78  Overall
#13  Document stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comaws.amazon.com/­rds/­aurorawww.exasol.comhazelcast.comrethinkdb.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmlwww.exasol.com/­en/­resourceshazelcast.org/­imdg/­docsrethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperAerospikeAmazonExasolHazelcastThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release20122015200020082009
Current release4.8.0.3, January 20204.0.3, September 20202.4.0, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageCJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
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.noyesnoyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Java
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayesuser defined functionsyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Services
Triggersnoyesyesyes infoEventsClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningShardingShardingSharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationyes infoReplicated MapSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenoyes infoHadoop integrationyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDACIDone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes infoMVCC based
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.yesyesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardRole-based access controlyes infousers and table-level permissions
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafAmazon AuroraEXASOLHazelcastRethinkDB
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Hazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Hazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Hazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Hazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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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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Hazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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