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

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engineKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.19
Rank#48  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score2.70
Rank#95  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score0.08
Rank#288  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Score1.88
Rank#114  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0www.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docssupport.google.com/­gsadocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAerospikeGoogleSTS Soft SCTimescale
Initial release2012200220112017
Current release4.8.0.3, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC#C
Server operating systemsLinuxWindowsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)numerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
.NET Client APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luanouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMaster-slave replicationnoneMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsnoACID
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 onlyUser authentication via various security protocolsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafGoogle Search ApplianceSTSdbTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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TimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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IoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Altair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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1.8 million+ downloads, 7,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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Apache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); Product matrix here ; information on pricing...
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