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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Cassandra vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelKey-value storeWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.66
Rank#54  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score123.40
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.54
Rank#194  Overall
#96  Relational DBMS
Score1.80
Rank#109  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comcassandra.apache.orgwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docscassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperAerospikeApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release2012200820122016
Current release4.2.0.4, June 20183.11.4, February 20196.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCJavaC, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsLinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol
JDBC
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
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
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luanouser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reduceyesnono
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
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafCassandraKineticaOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018
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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