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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Elasticsearch vs. TiDB

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  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 metricTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.81
Rank#50  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score151.44
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score1.57
Rank#126  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchpingcap.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docswww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlpingcap.com/­docs
DeveloperAerospikeElasticPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release201220102016
Current release4.8.0.3, January 20207.3.0, August 20193.0.0, June 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 infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJavaGo, Rust
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VMLinux
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 languageyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
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
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayesno
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/ReduceES-Hadoop Connectoryes infowith TiSpark Connector
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 integritynonono infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 onlyUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafElasticsearchTiDB
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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TiDB is an open source distributed scalable hybrid transactional and analytical processing...
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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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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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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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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Bank of Beijing (Banking) Mobike (Ridesharing) Toutiao (Media) Ele.me (Catering)...
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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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InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners 15000+ stars on GitHub...
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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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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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