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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. IRONdb vs. LeanXcale

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityA highly scalable full ACID SQL database with fast NoSQL data ingestion and GIS capabilities
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.52
Rank#66  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#297  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
#138  Relational DBMS
Websiteaerospike.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasewww.leanxcale.com
Technical documentationdocs.aerospike.comdocs.circonus.com/­irondb
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeCirconus LLC.LeanXcale
Initial release201220172015
Current release6.0.0.0, April 2022V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes infothrough Apache Derby
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
HTTP APIJDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
proprietary key/value interface
Spark Connector
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayes, in Lua
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyno
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafIRONdbLeanXcale
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Full ACID and full SQL operational database with analytical queries over operational...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Linear scalability upto 100s of nodes (tested with 100 nodes and TPC-C).
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Hybrid Transactional-Analytical Processing (HTAP) requiring an operational database...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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banking/finance/fintech, telco, insurance, traveltech, M2M/IoT, retail
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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15 beta testers
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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annual fee covering license and support based on number of physical cores
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15 June 2022

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27 April 2022

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6 April 2022

Aerospike Accelerates Real-time Data Management in the Cloud
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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