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DBMS > Aerospike vs. CockroachDB vs. FatDB

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. CockroachDB vs. FatDB

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseCockroachDB is a distributed database architected for modern cloud applications. It is wire compatible with PostgreSQL and backed by a Key-Value Store, which is either RocksDB or a purpose-built derivative, called Pebble.A .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.56
Rank#65  Overall
#12  Document stores
#7  Key-value stores
#2  Spatial DBMS
Score7.27
Rank#57  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Websiteaerospike.comwww.cockroachlabs.com
Technical documentationdocs.aerospike.comwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docs
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeCockroach LabsFatCloud
Initial release201220152012
Current release6.0.0.0, April 202221.1.2, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCGoC#
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
macOS
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedynamic schemaschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLno infoVia inetgration in SQL Server
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
C#
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luanoyes infovia applications
Triggersnonoyes infovia applications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by key range) infoall tables are translated to an ordered KV store and then broken down into 64MB ranges, which are then used as replicas in RAFTSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication using RAFTselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 onlyRole-based access controlno infoCan implement custom security layer via applications
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafCockroachDBFatDB
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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CockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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System of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Comcast, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, Bitski, Five9,...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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8K+ long-running clusters 25K+ CockroachDB self-hosted clusters 75K+ CockroachDB...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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- Apache 2.0 for core features released up to and including the 19.1 release - Time-limited...
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News

Real-time Data Platform Leader Releases Aerospike Connect for Elasticsearch
18 January 2023

Aerospike 6 on AWS Graviton2 Delivers 1.6x Improvement in Price-Performance
16 November 2022

Aerospike Announces Early Availability of Aerospike Cloud
2 November 2022

Aerospike Appoints Martin James to Lead EMEA
14 September 2022

Aerospike Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-growing Companies in America
17 August 2022

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New Frontiers in SQL: Using Real-time Data and Document Databases in a Data Mesh
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