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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Couchbase vs. KairosDB

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceDistributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.21
Rank#53  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score31.49
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score0.56
Rank#201  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.couchbase.comgithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdb
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsdocs.couchbase.comkairosdb.github.io
DeveloperAerospikeCouchbase, Inc.
Initial release201220112013
Current release4.2.0.4, June 2018Server: 6.0, October 2018; Mobile: 2.5, May 2019; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20191.2.2, November 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC, C++, Go and ErlangJava
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsGraphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith LuaFunctions and timers in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocolno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
selectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reduceyesno
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 infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsSingle-document ACID transactionsno
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.yesyes infoEphemeral bucketsno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationsimple password-based access control
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseKairosDB
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Developed as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Couchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Customer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Amadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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Named a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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The Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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