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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Elasticsearch vs. Neo4j vs. Oracle NoSQL

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  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 metricOpen source graph databaseKey-value store based on Berkeley DB Java Edition
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engineGraph DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.94
Rank#50  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score148.91
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score50.81
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score3.81
Rank#77  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchneo4j.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­nosql/­index.html
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docswww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlneo4j.com/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­NOSQL/­index.html
DeveloperAerospikeElasticNeo4j, Inc.Oracle
Initial release2012201020072011
Current release4.8.0.3, January 20207.3.0, August 20194.0.2, March 202019.5, November 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 LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache V2 for Community Edition, proprietary license for Enterprise Edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJavaJava, ScalaJava
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VMLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Solaris SPARC/x86
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free and schema-optionaloptional, scheme definition possible with AVRO or in 'table-style'
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesoptional
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 infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
RESTful 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
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayesyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes infovia event handlerno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyElectable Master-Slave per shard
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/ReduceES-Hadoop Connectornowith Hadoop integration
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, allCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsnoACIDconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)
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 integrationyes infooff heap cache
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Access rights for users and roles
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafElasticsearchNeo4jOracle NoSQL
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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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is a scalable , distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide...
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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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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Data can be modeled as relational-database-style tables, JSON documents, RDF Triples...
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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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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Internet of Things where large volume of data needs to be stored and processed very...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Large credit card company Airbus NTT Docomo Global rewards company
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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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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is used by hundreds of companies around the world. Oracle NoSQL...
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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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GPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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Oracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition can be purchased under the Oracle Commercial...
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