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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Heroic vs. LevelDB vs. Quasardb

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonLevelDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchEmbeddable fast key-value storage library that provides an ordered mapping from string keys to string valuesDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.55
Rank#69  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score0.04
Rank#323  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score2.94
Rank#101  Overall
#17  Key-value stores
Score0.15
Rank#293  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexgithub.com/­google/­leveldbquasardb.net
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewgithub.com/­google/­leveldb/­blob/­master/­doc/­index.mddoc.quasardb.net
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitter
DeveloperAerospikeSpotifyGooglequasardb
Initial release2012201420112009
Current release5.6.0.3, May 20211.23, February 20213.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSDcommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxIllumos
Linux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes infointeger and binary
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchnoyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Go
Java info3rd party binding
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Python info3rd party binding
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luanonono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesnoneSource-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenonowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infowith automatic compression on writesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlynoCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafHeroicLevelDBQuasardb
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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