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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Google Search Appliance vs. MemSQL vs. STSdb

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.MySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engineRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.94
Rank#50  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score2.62
Rank#95  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score4.51
Rank#69  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#296  Overall
#48  Key-value stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.memsql.comstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docssupport.google.com/­gsadocs.memsql.com
DeveloperAerospikeGoogleMemSQL Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release2012200220132011
Current release4.8.0.3, January 20207.0.13, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCC++C#
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux info64 bit version requiredWindows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes, but no triggers and foreign keysno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayesno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyUser authentication via various security protocolsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafGoogle Search ApplianceMemSQLSTSdb
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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