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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Couchbase vs. Riak TS vs. Sqrrl

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  Xexclude from comparison
Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon and became a part of Amazon Web Services. It has been removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVAdaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache Accumulo
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
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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Score6.81
Rank#50  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score32.04
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score0.26
Rank#246  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.couchbase.combasho.com/­products/­riak-tssqrrl.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsdocs.couchbase.com
DeveloperAerospikeCouchbase, Inc.Basho TechnologiesAmazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
Initial release2012201120152012
Current release4.8.0.3, January 2020Server: 6.0, October 2018; Mobile: 2.5, May 2019; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 2019
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 Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCC, C++, Go and ErlangErlangJava
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoString, Boolean, Numbernoyes
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 indexesyesyesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.nono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Accumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
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
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Actionscript
C infousing GLib
C#
C++
Cocoa
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith LuaFunctions and timers in JavaScriptJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocolyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding infomaking use of Hadoop
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
selectable replication factorselectable replication factor infomaking use of Hadoop
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reduceyesyesyes
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoDocument store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infolinks between datasets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsSingle-document ACID transactionsnoAtomic updates per row, document, or graph entity
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.yesyes infoEphemeral buckets
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationnoCell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseRiak TSSqrrl
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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