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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. QuestDB vs. RDF4J

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.69
Rank#66  Overall
#12  Document stores
#8  Key-value stores
#2  Spatial DBMS
Score84.96
Rank#16  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score1.75
Rank#144  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score1.00
Rank#199  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websiteaerospike.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasequestdb.iordf4j.org
Technical documentationdocs.aerospike.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionrdf4j.org/­documentation
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeMicrosoftQuestDB LimitedSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2012201020142004
Current release6.0.0.0, April 2022V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++JavaJava
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith LuaTransact SQLnoyes
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryes, with always 3 replicas availableConfigurable consistency for N replicasnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDACID for single-table writesACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureQuestDBRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Relational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Real-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Application metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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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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Apache 2.0.
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