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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Geode vs. RocksDB

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score6.41
Rank#66  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score1.67
Rank#138  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score4.01
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
Websiteaerospike.comgeode.apache.orgrocksdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.aerospike.comgeode.apache.org/­docsgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.Facebook, Inc.
Initial release201220022013
Current release6.0.0.0, April 20221.1, February 20177.3.1, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as GemfireOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also required
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (OQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
Java Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luauser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyes infoCache Event Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationnone
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 configurationEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsyes, on a single nodeyes
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyAccess rights per client and object definableno
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafGeodeRocksDB
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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