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

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  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 metricThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.MySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. With MariaDB ColumnStore a column-oriented storage engine is available too.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engineSearch engineRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
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
Score2.77
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score87.34
Rank#13  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#286  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlmariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
stssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docswww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlsupport.google.com/­gsamariadb.com/­kb/­en/­library
DeveloperAerospikeElasticGoogleMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
STS Soft SC
Initial release20122010200220092011
Current release4.8.0.3, January 20207.3.0, August 201910.4.12, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageCJavaC and C++C#
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes infoDynamic columns are supportedyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languagenoyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native 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
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayesyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3no
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingHorizontal partitioning, sharding with Spider storage engine or Galera cluster infoPartitioning by range, list, hash, keynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication infousing MariaDB Galera Cluster
Master-slave replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/ReduceES-Hadoop Connectornonono
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 integritynononoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsnoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesMemcached and Redis integrationnoyes infowith MEMORY storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyUser authentication via various security protocolsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafElasticsearchGoogle Search ApplianceMariaDBSTSdb
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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Open source database from the creators of MySQL, enhanced with enterprise tools and...
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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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High availability, scalability, performance beyond MySQL and other databases.
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Search, logging, security, metrics, maps and business analytics use cases.
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Web, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Booking.com, Wikipedia, Google, Canal+, ClubMed, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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More than 400 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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MariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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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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