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DBMS > Aerospike vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. ScyllaDB

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. ScyllaDB

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseCloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.Cassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeKey-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.30
Rank#65  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score7.43
Rank#54  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score3.17
Rank#92  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperAerospikeGoogleScyllaDB
Initial release201220172015
Current release5.6.0.3, May 2021Scylla Open Source 4.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes, Lua
Triggersnoyes, with Cloud Functionsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/ReduceUsing Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsyesno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
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.yesyes infoin-memory tables
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. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.Access rights for users can be defined per object
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafGoogle Cloud FirestoreScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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AdTech ( AdGear , AppMonet , Dstillery , FullContact , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Comcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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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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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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