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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Citus

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.55
Rank#69  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score1.52
Rank#139  Overall
#68  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.citusdata.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsdocs.citusdata.com
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DeveloperAerospike
Initial release20122010
Current release5.6.0.3, May 20218.1, December 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyes
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.noyes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infostandard, with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
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
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luauser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACID
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 onlyfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafCitus
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

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23 November 2021

Aerospike and AWS Team Up on Ad Tech
10 November 2021

Aerospike and AWS Deliver Real-Time Cloud Data Solution for Ad Tech
10 November 2021

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Aerospike and AWS Deliver Real-Time Cloud Data Solution for Ad Tech
10 November 2021, Business Wire

New Aerospike Petabyte Scale Benchmark Runs Real-Time Operational Workloads on Just 20 AWS Nodes with Intel Processors
19 August 2021, Business Wire

Aerospike Announces Strategy Giving Enterprises Instant Access to Any Data at Petabyte Scale
5 May 2021, Business Wire

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Microsoft buys Citus Data
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Microsoft acquires Citus Data for its open source PostgreSQL tool
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24 January 2019, CNBC

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