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DBMS > Aerospike vs. BigchainDB vs. GeoMesa vs. Riak KV vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. BigchainDB vs. GeoMesa vs. Riak KV vs. Snowflake

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Distributed, fault tolerant key-value storeCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeSpatial DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.10
Rank#70  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score0.77
Rank#200  Overall
#32  Document stores
Score0.78
Rank#199  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score6.63
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score93.51
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.bigchaindb.comwww.geomesa.orgriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeCCRi and othersBasho TechnologiesSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20122016201420092014
Current release6.0.0.0, April 20223.2.0, April 20212.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononoyes
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Implementation languageCPythonScalaErlang
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxLinux
OS X
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesnoyes
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.nonononoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonononoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
CLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith LuanoJavaScript and Erlanguser defined functions
Triggersnonoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingdepending on storage layerSharding infono "single point of failure"yes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factordepending on storage layerselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenoyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationdepending on storage layerEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infolinks between data sets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesdepending on storage layerno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyyesyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storagenoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafBigchainDBGeoMesaRiak KVSnowflake
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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