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DBMS > Aerospike vs. Apache Kylin vs. Fauna vs. IBM Cloudant vs. ScyllaDB

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Apache Kylin vs. Fauna vs. IBM Cloudant vs. ScyllaDB

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonFauna  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseA distributed analytics engine for big data, providing a SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) and leveraging the Hadoop stackFauna (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.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeKey-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
Score1.30
Rank#151  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Score1.73
Rank#131  Overall
#22  Document stores
#11  Graph DBMS
#65  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score3.49
Rank#91  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score3.54
Rank#90  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comkylin.apache.orgfauna.comwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docskylin.apache.org/­docsdocs.fauna.comcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperAerospikeApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncFauna, Inc.IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014ScyllaDB
Initial release20122015201420102015
Current release5.6.0.3, May 20213.1.0, July 2020Scylla 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 2.0commercialcommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesyesno
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Implementation languageCJavaScalaErlangC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxhostedhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnonoyes
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)nonoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIProprietary 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#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
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 functionsView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes, Lua
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable 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/Reduceyesnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDno infoatomic operations within a document possibleno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnononoyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafApache KylinFaunaIBM CloudantScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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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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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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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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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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