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DBMS > Aerospike vs. HBase vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. HBase vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelKey-value storeWide column storeTime Series DBMSRDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.83
Rank#53  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score49.11
Rank#22  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score0.06
Rank#317  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score0.50
Rank#220  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comhbase.apache.orgwww.irondb.iordf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docshbase.apache.orgwww.irondb.io/­docsrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperAerospikeApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2012200820172004
Current release4.8.0.3, January 20202.2.0, June 2019V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCJavaC and C++Java
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
LinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free, schema definition possibleschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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 indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayes infoCoprocessors in Javayes, in Luayes
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
configurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reduceyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)noACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACnono
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafHBaseIRONdbRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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IRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Unmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Real Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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IRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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Only TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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IRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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