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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Elasticsearch vs. Google Search Appliance vs. IBM Db2

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  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 metricThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Common in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/Linux
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engineSearch engineRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.21
Rank#53  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score150.25
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score2.81
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score171.35
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docswww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlsupport.google.com/­gsawww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGG
DeveloperAerospikeElasticGoogleIBM
Initial release2012201020021983 infohost version
Current release4.2.0.4, June 20187.3.0, August 201912.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercialcommercial infofree version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languagenoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
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
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayesyes
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Version
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesMaster-slave replicationyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/ReduceES-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 infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsnoACID
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.yesMemcached and Redis integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyUser authentication via various security protocolsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafElasticsearchGoogle Search ApplianceIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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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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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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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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More than 250 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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The Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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