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DBMS > Aerospike vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. OrientDB

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. OrientDB

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonOrientDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsMulti-model DBMS (Document, Graph, Key/Value)
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score5.33
Rank#70  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score2.18
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.84
Rank#191  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score4.24
Rank#82  Overall
#13  Document stores
#5  Graph DBMS
#12  Key-value stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.bigchaindb.comorientdb.org
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.orientdb.com/­docs/­last/­index.html
DeveloperAerospikeAmazonOrientDB LTD; CallidusCloud; SAP
Initial release2012200720162010
Current release5.6.0.3, May 20213.1.9, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageCPythonJava
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinuxAll OS with a Java JDK (>= JDK 6)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free infoSchema can be enforced for whole record ("schema-full") or for some fields only ("schema-hybrid")
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonoyes
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 indexesyesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoSQL-like query language, no joins
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Tinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith LuanoJava, Javascript
TriggersnonoHooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenonono infocould be achieved with distributed queries
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes inforelationship in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
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)yesAccess rights for users and roles; record level security configurable
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafAmazon SimpleDBBigchainDBOrientDB
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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