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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. IBM Db2

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformHawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.Common in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/Linux
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.10
Rank#70  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score5.49
Rank#74  Overall
#13  Document stores
Score0.02
Rank#340  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Score160.32
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comcloud.google.com/­datastorewww.hawkular.orgwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docscloud.google.com/­datastore/­docswww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guidewww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGG
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeGoogleCommunity supported by Red HatIBM
Initial release2012200820141983 infohost version
Current release6.0.0.0, April 202212.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, details hereyesyes
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 SQLnoSQL-like query language (GQL)noyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP RESTADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
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
Go
Java
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luausing Google App Enginenoyes
TriggersnoCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineyes infovia Hawkular Alertingyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infobased on CassandraSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Version
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication using Paxosselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandrayes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reduceyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownono
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.Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.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)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafGoogle Cloud DatastoreHawkular MetricsIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2
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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16 March 2022

Aerospike Records Best Year in Company History
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