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DBMS > Aerospike vs. Amazon Redshift vs. Fauna

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Amazon Redshift vs. Fauna

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonFauna  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsFauna (previously named FaunaDB) provides a web-native interface, with support for GraphQL and custom business logic that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the serverless ecosystem. The underlying globally distributed storage and compute platform is fast, consistent, and reliable, with a modern security infrastructure.
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.30
Rank#65  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score23.53
Rank#32  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score1.74
Rank#129  Overall
#21  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#62  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comaws.amazon.com/­redshiftfauna.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.fauna.com
DeveloperAerospikeAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Fauna, Inc.
Initial release201220122014
Current release5.6.0.3, May 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCCScala
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luauser defined functions infoin Pythonuser defined functions
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesMulti-source 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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardIdentity management, authentication, and access control
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Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Serverless database delivered as an API Web-native security model with attribute...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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100% serverless , no connection pooling bottlenecks, or cold starts unlike legacy...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Javascript apps Serverless backends for microservices Cloud-native apps B2B and B2C...
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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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Usage-based pricing including a free tier
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