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DBMS > Aerospike vs. Amazon Neptune vs. Dragonfly

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Amazon Neptune vs. Dragonfly

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Neptune  Xexclude from comparisonDragonfly  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseFast, reliable graph database built for the cloudA drop-in Redis replacement that scales vertically to support millions of operations per second and terabyte sized workloads, all on a single instance
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS infoleveraging Apache Tinkerpop
Key-value store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.51
Rank#60  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#6  Key-value stores
#2  Spatial DBMS
#2  Vector DBMS
Score2.29
Rank#113  Overall
#9  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score0.49
Rank#261  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
Websiteaerospike.comaws.amazon.com/­neptunegithub.com/­dragonflydb/­dragonfly
www.dragonflydb.io
Technical documentationdocs.aerospike.comaws.amazon.com/­neptune/­developer-resourceswww.dragonflydb.io/­docs
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterYouTubeFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeAmazonDragonflyDB team and community contributors
Initial release201220172023
Current release7.1, May 20241.0, March 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoBSL 1.1
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freescheme-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesstrings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets, bit arrays
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 indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
TinkerPop Gremlin
OpenCypher
RDF 1.1 / SPARQL 1.1
TinkerPop Gremlin
Proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Clojure
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith LuanoLua
Triggersnonopublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-availability zones high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicas within a single region. Global database clusters consists of a primary write DB cluster in one region, and up to five secondary read DB clusters in different regions. Each secondary region can have up to 16 reader instances.Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, strict serializability by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infowith encyption-at-restyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Password-based authentication
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafAmazon NeptuneDragonfly
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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22 May 2024

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15 May 2024

Aerospike Recognized by Independent Research Firm Among Notable Vendors in Vector Databases Report
7 May 2024

Aerospike Closes $109M in Growth Capital from Sumeru Equity Partners
4 April 2024

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