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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. IBM Cloudant vs. IBM Db2

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/Linux
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
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Score6.41
Rank#66  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score3.33
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score161.22
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websiteaerospike.comwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2
Technical documentationdocs.aerospike.comcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGG
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014IBM
Initial release201220101983 infohost version
Current release6.0.0.0, April 202212.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialcommercial infofree version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageCErlangC and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith LuaView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Version
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reduceyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsno infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafIBM CloudantIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2
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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15 June 2022

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6 April 2022

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29 March 2022

Aerospike’s Rapid Growth Lands Spot on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Pacific Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
16 March 2022

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