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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Elasticsearch vs. eXtremeDB vs. Google Search Appliance

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisoneXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  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 metricNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engineRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Search engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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
Score0.42
Rank#218  Overall
#104  Relational DBMS
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score2.81
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchwww.mcobject.com/­extremedbfamilyenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.html
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docswww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­eXtremeDB.htmsupport.google.com/­gsa
DeveloperAerospikeElasticMcObjectGoogle
Initial release2012201020012002
Current release4.2.0.4, June 20187.3.0, August 20198.0, May 2018
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
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
macOS
Solaris
Windows
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 infosupport of XML interfaces availableno
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
proprietary protocol
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP 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
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayesyes
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes infoby defining events
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning / shardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesMaster-master replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Master-slave replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
Master-slave replication
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, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyes
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 integrationyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyUser authentication via various security protocols
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafElasticsearcheXtremeDBGoogle Search Appliance
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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eXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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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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eXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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IoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Schneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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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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With hundreds of customers and over 28 million devices/applications using the product...
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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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For server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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