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DBMS > Aerospike vs. CouchDB vs. Hypertable vs. MySQL vs. PostGIS

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. CouchDB vs. Hypertable vs. MySQL vs. PostGIS

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.An open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopWidely used open source RDBMSSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeWide column storeRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APISpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.94
Rank#67  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score16.64
Rank#40  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1206.05
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score31.87
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comcouchdb.apache.orgwww.mysql.compostgis.net
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stabledev.mysql.com/­docpostgis.net/­documentation
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DeveloperAerospikeApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerHypertable Inc.Oracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release20122005200919952005
Current release5.7.0.9, December 20213.2.0, October 20210.9.8.11, March 20168.0.27, October 20213.1.4, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageCErlangC++C and C++C
Server operating systemsLinuxAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonoyesyes
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.nonoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia viewsrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIC++ API
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith LuaView functions in JavaScriptnoyes infoproprietary syntaxuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0Shardinghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor on file system levelMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reduceyesyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsno infoatomic operations within a single document possiblenoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyAccess rights for users can be defined per databasenoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesyes infobased on PostgreSQL
More information provided by the system vendor
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"HypertableMySQLPostGIS
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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22 December 2021

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16 December 2021

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