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DBMS > Aerospike vs. EventStoreDB vs. Fauna vs. jBASE

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. EventStoreDB vs. Fauna vs. jBASE

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonEventStoreDB  Xexclude from comparisonFauna  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  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.A robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middleware
Primary database modelKey-value storeEvent StoreDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Multivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.13
Rank#72  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score0.93
Rank#179  Overall
#1  Event Stores
Score1.57
Rank#136  Overall
#22  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#67  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score1.70
Rank#132  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.eventstore.comfauna.comwww.jbase.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsdevelopers.eventstore.comdocs.fauna.comdocs.zumasys.com/­jbase
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitter
DeveloperAerospikeEvent Store LimitedFauna, Inc.Zumasys
Initial release2012201220141991
Current release5.6.0.3, May 202121.2, February 20215.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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).
Implementation languageCScala
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
Windows
hostedAIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnooptional
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASIC
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
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
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luauser defined functionsyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDACID
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item level
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafEventStoreDBFaunajBASE
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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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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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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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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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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