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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write access
Primary database modelKey-value storeWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.10
Rank#70  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score118.01
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comcassandra.apache.org
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docscassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latest
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by Facebook
Initial release20122008
Current release6.0.0.0, April 20224.0.4, May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCJava
Server operating systemsLinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solution
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
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
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luano
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable 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/Reduceyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafCassandra
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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