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DBMS > Aerospike vs. Apache Druid vs. Cassandra

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Apache Druid vs. Cassandra

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write access
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.13
Rank#72  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score3.44
Rank#92  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score119.28
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comdruid.apache.orgcassandra.apache.org
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latest
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitter
DeveloperAerospikeApache Software Foundation and contributorsApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by Facebook
Initial release201220122008
Current release5.6.0.3, May 20210.21.0, April 20214.0.1, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solution
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL for queryingSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luanono
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesselectable 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/Reducenoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsnono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafApache DruidCassandra
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Apache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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No single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Apple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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Cassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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Apache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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