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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. QuestDB vs. Sphinx

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeTime Series DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.32
Rank#60  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score5.51
Rank#67  Overall
#10  Document stores
Score0.31
Rank#260  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score6.35
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitewww.aerospike.comcloud.google.com/­datastorequestdb.iosphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docscloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAerospikeGoogleQuestDB LimitedSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2012200820142001
Current release4.8.0.3, January 20203.2.1, January 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 infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, details hereyesno
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 infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (GQL)SQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Proprietary protocol
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
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luausing Google App Enginenono
TriggersnoCallbacks using the Google Apps Enginenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication using PaxosConfigurable consistency for N replicasnone
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.Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsACID for single-table writesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infothrough memory mapped files
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)no
More information provided by the system vendor
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafGoogle Cloud DatastoreQuestDBSphinx
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Relational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Real-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Application metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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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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Apache 2.0.
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