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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. Google Search Appliance

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeSearch engine
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Score6.81
Rank#50  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score4.81
Rank#67  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score2.81
Rank#91  Overall
#10  Search engines
Websitewww.aerospike.comcloud.google.com/­datastoreenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.html
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docscloud.google.com/­datastore/­docssupport.google.com/­gsa
DeveloperAerospikeGoogleGoogle
Initial release201220082002
Current release4.8.0.3, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsLinuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, details here
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (GQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luausing Google App Engine
TriggersnoCallbacks using the Google Apps Engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-Master replication using PaxosMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reduceyes 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 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.
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of Transactions
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)User authentication via various security protocols
More information provided by the system vendor
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafGoogle Cloud DatastoreGoogle Search Appliance
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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