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DBMS > Aerospike vs. Impala vs. LeanXcale vs. Memcached

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Impala vs. LeanXcale vs. Memcached

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseAnalytic DBMS for HadoopA highly scalable full ACID SQL database with fast NoSQL data ingestion and GIS capabilitiesIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.10
Rank#70  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score18.03
Rank#40  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#292  Overall
#42  Key-value stores
#136  Relational DBMS
Score24.95
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.leanxcale.comwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeClouderaLeanXcaleDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release2012201320152003
Current release6.0.0.0, April 20224.0.0, July 20211.6.15, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++C
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infothrough Apache Derbyno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
proprietary key/value interface
Spark Connector
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
Java
Scala
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factornone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reduceyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesno
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 onlyAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol
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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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16 March 2022

Aerospike Records Best Year in Company History
8 February 2022

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