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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. EventStoreDB vs. Fauna vs. SAP IQ vs. ScyllaDB

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonEventStoreDB  Xexclude from comparisonFauna  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseIndustrial-strength, open-source database solution built from the ground up for event sourcing.Fauna (previously named FaunaDB) provides a web-native interface, with support for GraphQL and custom business logic that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the serverless ecosystem. The underlying globally distributed storage and compute platform is fast, consistent, and reliable, with a modern security infrastructure.Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelKey-value storeEvent StoreDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS infocolumn-orientedKey-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.33
Rank#70  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score0.87
Rank#189  Overall
#1  Event Stores
Score1.73
Rank#131  Overall
#22  Document stores
#11  Graph DBMS
#65  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score4.93
Rank#72  Overall
#39  Relational DBMS
Score3.54
Rank#90  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.eventstore.comfauna.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlwww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsdevelopers.eventstore.comdocs.fauna.comhelp.sap.com/­iqdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperAerospikeEvent Store LimitedFauna, Inc.SAP, formerly SybaseScyllaDB
Initial release20122012201419942015
Current release5.6.0.3, May 202121.2, February 202116.1 SPS04, April 2019Scylla Open Source 4.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Event Store Cloud allows you to deploy a managed EventStoreDB cluster in AWS, GCP and Azure (coming soon).Scylla Cloud: Create real-time applications that run at global scale with Scylla Cloud, the industry’s most powerful NoSQL DBaaS
Implementation languageCScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
Windows
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luauser defined functionsyesyes, Lua
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ MultiplexerSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationSAP/Sybase Replication Serverselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/ReducenoHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
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.yesnonoyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyIdentity management, authentication, and access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafEventStoreDBFaunaSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Guaranteed writes Great performance that scales Immutable data store High availability...
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Serverless database delivered as an API Web-native security model with attribute...
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Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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EventStoreDB's core database server is used in production systems worldwide. The...
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100% serverless , no connection pooling bottlenecks, or cold starts unlike legacy...
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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Event-sourced systems Event-driven architecture
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Javascript apps Serverless backends for microservices Cloud-native apps B2B and B2C...
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AdTech ( AdGear , AppMonet , Dstillery , FullContact , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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EventStoreDB is used by companies across a whole range of industries. Here are just...
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ShiftX
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Comcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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Available as open-source software and licensed under the 3-clause BSD license ( https://github.com/EventStore/EventStore/blob/master/LICENSE.md...
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Usage-based pricing including a free tier
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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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