DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Aerospike vs. Elasticsearch vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Google Search Appliance vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Elasticsearch vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Google Search Appliance vs. STSdb

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseA 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 metricCloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.The 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 storeSearch engineDocument storeSearch engineKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.88
Rank#51  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score152.16
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score6.21
Rank#55  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score2.77
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score0.09
Rank#286  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoreenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docswww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoresupport.google.com/­gsa
DeveloperAerospikeElasticGoogleGoogleSTS Soft SC
Initial release20122010201720022011
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 Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicensecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud: Try out the official hosted Elasticsearch and Kibana offering available on AWS and GCP that's powered by the creators of Elasticsearch.
Implementation languageCJavaC#
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VMhostedWindows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-freeyes
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 indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languagenonono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP 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
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayesyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes, with Cloud Functionsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesMaster-master replicationMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/ReduceES-Hadoop ConnectorUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsnoyesno
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.yesMemcached and Redis integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.User authentication via various security protocolsno
More information provided by the system vendor
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafElasticsearchGoogle Cloud FirestoreGoogle Search ApplianceSTSdb
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
» more
Elasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
» more
Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
» more
Open source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
» more
Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
» more
Search, logging, security, metrics, maps and business analytics use cases.
» more
Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
» more

» more
Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
» more
More than 400 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
» more
The Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesDremio: Analyze your data with standard SQL and any BI tool. Accelerate your queries up to 1,000x.
» more

Elastic Cloud: Try the official hosted Elasticsearch.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafElasticsearchGoogle Cloud FirestoreGoogle Search ApplianceSTSdb
DB-Engines blog posts

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2017
2 January 2018, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

Elasticsearch moved into the top 10 most popular database management systems
3 July 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

show all

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

The Business Benefits of Choosing Aerospike Database
16 January 2020, Appinventiv

Aerospike Secures $32 Million Series D To Further Grow Its High-Scale NoSQL Database Platform
18 November 2019, Crunchbase News

NoSQL Market to Witness Robust Expansion throughout the Forecast by Top Companies – MongoDB, Cassandra, Couchbase, Neo4j, MarkLogic, Amazon Web Services, Basho Technologies, Aerospike
19 February 2020, Instant Tech News

Aerospike 4.8 advances database persistent memory support
11 December 2019, TechTarget

NoSQL Database Industry 2020 Market Analysis, Share, Size, Outlook, Growth and Supply 2025 Research Report
21 February 2020, Nyse Nasdaq Live

provided by Google News

Taming data transfer costs with Elasticsearch | Info
4 February 2020, The Guardian

Elastic Announces the General Availability of Elastic App Search on Elasticsearch Service
4 February 2020, Yahoo Finance

Elastic Stack 7.6.0 Released
11 February 2020, Yahoo Finance

Elastic launches Workplace Search
21 February 2020, IDM.net.au

App Search on Elasticsearch Service launches
6 February 2020, App Developer Magazine

provided by Google News

New Google Cloud Config Connector Treats Cloud Services Like Kubernetes Resources
9 February 2020, InfoQ.com

Compare Google Cloud Firestore and Firebase Realtime Database
9 August 2019, TechTarget

Google’s Cloud Firestore NoSQL database hits general availability
31 January 2019, TechCrunch

Google launches Cloud Firestore, a new document database for app developers
3 October 2017, TechCrunch

Google Launches Cloud Firestore, a Serverless NoSQL Database
31 January 2019, ADT Magazine

provided by Google News

Cognitive Data Management Market Satisfactory Note, Eyeing Growth Trends Ahead | Wipro, Datum, Reltio, Talend, HPE, Oracle, Saksoft, Snaplogic
19 February 2020, News Parents

So Long Google Search Appliance
4 February 2016, Fortune

Google Search Appliance May Be Gone, But Category Lives On
27 May 2016, Fortune

What is a Google Search Appliance?
8 January 2014, TechRepublic

Elastic Is Looking a Lot Like Google 10 Years Ago
10 June 2019, Motley Fool

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Solutions Architects - NoSQL and In-Memory Database
Amazon Web Services, Inc., United States

Data Engineer
SoftVision - North America & UK, Alpharetta, GA

DevOps Engineer
Microsoft, New York, NY

Product Operations Engineer
Aerospike, Mountain View, CA

Lead Data Engineer
Microsoft, New York, NY

Junior Backend PHP Developer
Thalento Polska, Remote

Systems Administrator (Remote, United States)
Gaggle Net, Inc., Remote

DevOps Engineer - ElasticSearch/Cassandra
CrowdStrike, Remote

Apps Developer
Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC

Data Scientist
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION, White Sands Missile Range, NM

Product Manager
Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Glendale, CA

G Suite App Developer
PwC, Tampa, FL

Software Engineer
CBS, Louisville, KY

Data Engineer I
AbleTo, Inc., New York, NY

SR PROGRAMMER VMS101150
ASAP Solutions, Parsippany, NJ

IT Architect
New York City DEPT OF INFO TECH & TELECOMM, Brooklyn, NY

eComm Channel Merchandiser, Zoro
Zoro Tools, Chicago, IL

Lead Middleware Engineer
Discover Financial Services, Riverwoods, IL

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

MariaDB logo

How do MariaDB, Oracle MySQL and EnterpriseDB compare?
Get the white paper to
learn more.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Datastax Luna logo

Simple, subscription-based support for open source
Apache Cassandra™ from the Cassandra experts.
Learn more.

Present your product here