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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Apache Drill vs. Fauna vs. jBASE vs. ScyllaDB

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonFauna  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageFauna (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.A robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Multivalue DBMSKey-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.33
Rank#70  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score2.79
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Document stores
#52  Relational DBMS
Score1.73
Rank#131  Overall
#22  Document stores
#11  Graph DBMS
#65  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score1.78
Rank#129  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score3.54
Rank#90  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comdrill.apache.orgfauna.comwww.jbase.comwww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.fauna.comdocs.zumasys.com/­jbasedocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperAerospikeApache Software FoundationFauna, Inc.ZumasysScyllaDB
Initial release20122012201419912015
Current release5.6.0.3, May 20211.19.0, June 20215.7Scylla Open Source 4.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageCScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedAIX
Linux
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnooptionalyes
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.nononoyesno
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantnoEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luauser defined functionsuser defined functionsyesyes, Lua
Triggersnononoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationyesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reduceyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsnoACIDACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesDepending on the underlying data sourcenoyesyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyDepending on the underlying data sourceIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafApache DrillFaunajBASEScyllaDB
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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Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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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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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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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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AdTech ( AdGear , AppMonet , Dstillery , FullContact , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Comcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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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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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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