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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. Interbase

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from Borland
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS infoleveraging Apache Tinkerpop
Key-value store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.10
Rank#59  Overall
#11  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#7  Key-value stores
#2  Spatial DBMS
Score2.89
Rank#105  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score5.04
Rank#71  Overall
#39  Relational DBMS
Websiteaerospike.comcloud.google.com/­spannerwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbase
Technical documentationdocs.aerospike.comcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbase
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTube
DeveloperAerospikeGoogleEmbarcadero
Initial release201220171984
Current release7.0, November 2023InterBase 2020, December 2019
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 languageCC
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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 infoexport as XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
TinkerPop Gremlin
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luanoyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger language
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.Interbase Change Views
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACID infoStrict serializable isolationACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMultiversion concurreny control
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.yesnoyes
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)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafGoogle Cloud SpannerInterbase
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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30 November 2023

Aerospike Showcases New Levels of Database Performance, Price, and Sustainability on Graviton3 at AWS re:Invent
28 November 2023

Aerospike Database 7 Delivers Enterprise Resiliency, Scale, and Speed to In-memory Database Workloads
15 November 2023

Aerospike Listed as Sample Vendor in Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Data Management, 2023
24 October 2023

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