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DBMS > Aerospike vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. Riak KV vs. Vertica

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. Riak KV vs. Vertica

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeCloud or on-premises analytical database and query engine for structured and semi-structured streaming and batch data. Machine learning platform with built-in algorithms, data preparation capabilities, and model evaluation and management via SQL or Python.
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesRelational DBMS infoColumn oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.95
Rank#63  Overall
#12  Document stores
#7  Key-value stores
#2  Spatial DBMS
Score912.51
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score6.09
Rank#69  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score19.70
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websiteaerospike.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationdocs.aerospike.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serververtica.com/­documentation
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeMicrosoftBasho TechnologiesMicro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release2012198920092005
Current release6.0.0.0, April 2022SQL Server 2019, November 20192.1.0, April 201511.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono infoon-premises, all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and containers
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Vertica Accelerator’s high-performance analytics and machine learning with SQL or Python is available as a managed service.
Implementation languageCC++ErlangC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes, but unstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes: BINARY, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, LONG VARCHAR, DATE, TIME, TIMESTAMP, INTERVAL, INTERVAL DAY TO SECOND, INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH, DOUBLE PRECISION, FLOAT, INTEGER, BIGINT, SMALLINT,NUMERIC, DECIMAL, NUMBER, MONEY,GEOMETRY
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesrestrictedNo Indexes Required
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnoFull 1999 standard plus machine learning, time series and geospatial. Over 650 functions.
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spark Connector
vSQL infocharacter-based, interactive, front-end utility
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith LuaTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) JavaJavaScript and Erlangyes, PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL, with minor differences
Triggersnoyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksyes, called Custom Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationSharding infono "single point of failure"horizontal partitioning, hierarchical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionselectable replication factorMulti-source replication infoOne, or more copies of data replicated across nodes, or object-store used for repository.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenoyesno infoBi-directional Spark integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infolinks between data sets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafMicrosoft SQL ServerRiak KVVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Deploy-anywhere database for large-scale analytical deployments. Deploy on-premises,...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Fast, scalable and capable of high concurrency. Separation of compute/storage leverages...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Communication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Abiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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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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Cost-based models and subscription-based models are both available. One license is...
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