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DBMS > Aerospike vs. Fauna vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. Interbase

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Fauna vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. Interbase

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonFauna  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseFauna (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.Automatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from Borland
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.13
Rank#72  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score1.57
Rank#136  Overall
#22  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#67  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score4.43
Rank#80  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score6.29
Rank#61  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comfauna.comcloud.google.com/­datastorewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbase
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsdocs.fauna.comcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbase
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitter
DeveloperAerospikeFauna, Inc.GoogleEmbarcadero
Initial release2012201420081984
Current release5.6.0.3, May 2021InterBase 2020, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCScalaC
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedhostedAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes, details hereyes
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 infoexport as XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (GQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luauser defined functionsusing Google App Engineyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger language
TriggersnonoCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication using PaxosInterbase Change Views
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoMultiversion concurreny control
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
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafFaunaGoogle Cloud DatastoreInterbase
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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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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