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DBMS > Aerospike vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. MongoDB

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. MongoDB

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructure
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS infoTime Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.44
Rank#71  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score4.25
Rank#86  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score81.32
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score487.35
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docscloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqldocs.mongodb.com/­manual
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitter
DeveloperAerospikeIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014MicrosoftMongoDB, Inc
Initial release2012201020102009
Current release5.6.0.3, May 2021V125.0, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesno infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)
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Implementation languageCErlangC++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedhostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatial
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 indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BI
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
proprietary protocol using JSON
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
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Actionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith LuaView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptTransact SQLJavaScript
Triggersnoyesyesyes infoin MongoDB Atlas only
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoPartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, with always 3 replicas availableMulti-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reduceyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsno infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infooptional, enabled by default
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
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-standardAccess rights for users and roles
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafIBM CloudantMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureMongoDB
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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MongoDB’s application data platform provides developers a unified interface to power...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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The MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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175 million downloads, over 1.5M Atlas database clusters under management handling...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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News

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New Aerospike Benchmark Demonstrates Real-time Performance at Petabyte Scale on Just 20 AWS Nodes with Intel Processors
9 November 2021

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Conferences and events

MongoDB & Google Cloud Developer Summit
Virtual Event, 28 October 2021 (finished)

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New Aerospike Petabyte Scale Benchmark Runs Real-Time Operational Workloads on Just 20 AWS Nodes with Intel Processors
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Indian water safety platform named winner of IBM Call for Code challenge
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IBM to Purchase Cloudant Database as a service (DBaaS) Provider
22 March 2014, App Developer Magazine

IBM Expands Cloud Database Services with Kubernetes
26 September 2019, EnterpriseAI

Cloudant Upgrades Cloud Database Service With Integrated Text Indexing and Search Based on Apache Lucene
9 October 2012, PR Newswire

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