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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Apache Impala vs. Postgres-XL

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonApache Impala  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseAnalytic DBMS for HadoopBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS infoleveraging Apache Tinkerpop
Key-value store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.16
Rank#61  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#7  Key-value stores
#2  Spatial DBMS
#2  Vector DBMS
Score12.57
Rank#40  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score0.46
Rank#258  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Websiteaerospike.comimpala.apache.orgwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdocs.aerospike.comimpala.apache.org/­impala-docs.htmlwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterYouTubeFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Cloudera
Initial release201220132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release7.1, May 20244.1.0, June 202210 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC++C
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxLinux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.nonoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
TinkerPop Gremlin
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceuser defined functions
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reduceyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsnoACID infoMVCC
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 onlyAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafApache ImpalaPostgres-XL
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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News

Aerospike Appoints Venkatesh Guntur as Country Head for Southeast Asia
25 June 2024

Aerospike, AWS, Google, Glean, and other Industry Leaders Speaking at Real-time Data Summit 2024
5 June 2024

Aerospike a Winner in 2024 Business Sustainability Awards
22 May 2024

New Aerospike Release Lets Enterprises Consolidate Expensive Legacy Cache And Database Platforms
15 May 2024

Aerospike Recognized by Independent Research Firm Among Notable Vendors in Vector Databases Report
7 May 2024

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