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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Fauna vs. TinkerGraph vs. VoltDB

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonFauna  Xexclude from comparisonTinkerGraph  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  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.A lightweight, in-memory graph engine that serves as a reference implementation of the TinkerPop3 APIDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Graph DBMSRelational 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
Score1.57
Rank#136  Overall
#22  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#67  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score0.16
Rank#295  Overall
#26  Graph DBMS
Score1.72
Rank#130  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comfauna.comtinkerpop.apache.org/­docs/­current/­reference/­#tinkergraph-gremlinwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsdocs.fauna.comdocs.voltdb.com
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitter
DeveloperAerospikeFauna, Inc.VoltDB Inc.
Initial release2012201420092010
Current release5.6.0.3, May 202110.1, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageCScalaJavaJava, C++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP APITinkerPop 3Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON 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
Groovy
Java
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luauser defined functionsnoJava
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infoRelationships in graphsno infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDnoACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesnoyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesoptionalyes infoSnapshots and command logging
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 controlnoUsers and roles with access to stored procedures
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafFaunaTinkerGraphVoltDB
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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