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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. CrateDB vs. Elasticsearch vs. Google Search Appliance vs. STSdb

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseDistributed Date Store based on LuceneA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Search engine
Search engineSearch engineKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.88
Rank#51  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score0.67
Rank#190  Overall
#92  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score152.16
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score2.77
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score0.09
Rank#286  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comcrate.iowww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docscrate.io/­docswww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlsupport.google.com/­gsa
DeveloperAerospikeCrateElasticGoogleSTS Soft SC
Initial release20122013201020022011
Current release4.8.0.3, January 20207.3.0, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageCJavaJavaC#
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java 7 VMAll OS with a Java VMWindows
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL-like query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Erlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luauser defined functionsyesno
Triggersnonoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factoryesMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/ReducenoES-Hadoop Connectornono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Eventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsno infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategynono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
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.yesnoMemcached and Redis integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyrights management via user accountsUser authentication via various security protocolsno
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafCrateDBElasticsearchGoogle Search ApplianceSTSdb
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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CrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Elasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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CrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Open source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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CrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Search, logging, security, metrics, maps and business analytics use cases.
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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CrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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The CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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More than 400 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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CrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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The Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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