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DBMS > Aerospike vs. Kinetica vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Kinetica vs. Transbase

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.47
Rank#66  Overall
#12  Document stores
#7  Key-value stores
#2  Spatial DBMS
Score0.50
Rank#267  Overall
#122  Relational DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#287  Overall
#131  Relational DBMS
Websiteaerospike.comwww.kinetica.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationdocs.aerospike.comwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeKineticaTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release201220121987
Current release6.0.0.0, April 20227.1, August 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialcommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC, C++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luauser defined functionsyes
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication
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 or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsnoyes
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.yesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafKineticaTransbase
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Native and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Best in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Any application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Citibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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The largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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Always Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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2 November 2022

Aerospike Appoints Martin James to Lead EMEA
14 September 2022

Aerospike Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-growing Companies in America
17 August 2022

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