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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. GigaSpaces vs. Memcached

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS infoleveraging Apache Tinkerpop
Key-value store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
Document store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.51
Rank#60  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#6  Key-value stores
#2  Spatial DBMS
#2  Vector DBMS
Score1.03
Rank#188  Overall
#32  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Score18.08
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websiteaerospike.comwww.gigaspaces.comwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationdocs.aerospike.comdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterYouTubeFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeGigaspaces TechnologiesDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release201220002003
Current release7.1, May 202415.5, September 20201.6.27, May 2024
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 availableOpen Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJava, C++, .NetC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
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.nono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-99 for query and DML statementsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
TinkerPop Gremlin
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayesno
Triggersnoyes, event driven architectureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
none infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reduceyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyRole-based access controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafGigaSpacesMemcached
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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News

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5 June 2024

Aerospike a Winner in 2024 Business Sustainability Awards
22 May 2024

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15 May 2024

Aerospike Recognized by Independent Research Firm Among Notable Vendors in Vector Databases Report
7 May 2024

Aerospike Closes $109M in Growth Capital from Sumeru Equity Partners
4 April 2024

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