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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. GridDB vs. Realm vs. RethinkDB vs. SwayDB

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSDocument storeDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.94
Rank#67  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score1.36
Rank#147  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score9.59
Rank#49  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score3.14
Rank#97  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score0.02
Rank#336  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comgriddb.netrealm.iorethinkdb.comswaydb.io
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsdocs.griddb.netrealm.io/­docsrethinkdb.com/­docs
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitter
DeveloperAerospikeToshiba CorporationRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019The Linux Foundation infosince July 2017Simer Plaha
Initial release20122013201420092018
Current release5.7.0.9, December 20214.6, February 20212.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++C++Scala
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryno
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)nonono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luanono inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryno
Triggersnoyesyes infoChange ListenersClient-side triggers through changefeedsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneSharding inforange basednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationnoneSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/ReduceConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACID at container levelACIDAtomic single-document operationsAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC basedyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infoIn-Memory realmnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseyesyes infousers and table-level permissionsno
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafGridDBRealmRethinkDBSwayDB
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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GridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Factory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Denso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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GitHub trending repository
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Used by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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Open Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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