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DBMS > Aerospike vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Lovefield vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Lovefield vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  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 ScioreEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.70
Rank#57  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score2.58
Rank#110  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.34
Rank#254  Overall
#116  Relational DBMS
Score6.79
Rank#54  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score87.90
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitewww.aerospike.comaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAerospikeAmazonGoogleSAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.
Initial release20122007201419922003
Current release4.8.0.3, January 20202.1.12, February 201717, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJavaScript
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyesyes
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.nonoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
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
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luanonoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
TriggersnonoUsing read-only observersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesnoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenononoyes
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
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDByesno
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)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafAmazon SimpleDBLovefieldSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereSplunk
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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