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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. EXASOL vs. PostgreSQL
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|Name||Aerospike previously called Citrusleaf Xexclude from comparison||EXASOL Xexclude from comparison||PostgreSQL Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Flash-optimized In-memory NoSQL Database||High-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.||Widely used open source RDBMS Developed as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL|
|Primary database model||Key-value store||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS with object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.|
|Secondary database models||Document store||Document store|
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|Developer||Aerospike||Exasol||PostgreSQL Global Development Group www.postgresql.org/developer|
|Initial release||2012||2000||1989 1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL|
|Current release||126.96.36.199, April 2022||14.4, June 2022|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source Apache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition available||commercial||Open Source BSD|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||Linux||FreeBSD|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||no||yes specific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.|
|SQL Support of SQL||no||yes||yes standard with numerous extensions|
|APIs and other access methods||JDBC|
native C library
streaming API for large objects
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||user defined functions with Lua||user defined functions||user defined functions realized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||Sharding||partitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||selectable replication factor||Source-replica replication other methods possible by using 3rd party extensions|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||yes Aerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reduce||yes Hadoop integration||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Eventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configuration||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||Atomic execution of operations||ACID||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes||yes||no|
|User concepts Access control||Access rights for users and roles with Enterprise Edition only||Access rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard|
|More information provided by the system vendor|
|Aerospike previously called Citrusleaf||EXASOL||PostgreSQL|
|Specific characteristics||Aerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...|
|Competitive advantages||Optimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...|
|Typical application scenarios||Aerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...|
|Key customers||Nielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...|
|Market metrics||Aerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...|
|Licensing and pricing models||Subscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition|
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