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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Riak KV vs. TerminusDB

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseWidely used in-process key-value storeDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Key-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.10
Rank#70  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score2.77
Rank#109  Overall
#20  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Score6.63
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score0.14
Rank#302  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlriak.com/­products/­riak-kvterminusdb.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmlterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleBasho TechnologiesDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release2012199420092018
Current release6.0.0.0, April 202218.1.40, May 20202.1.0, April 201510.0.21, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infocommercial license availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)ErlangProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinuxAIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonoyes
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.noyes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML editionnono
Secondary indexesyesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availablenoSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
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
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith LuanoJavaScript and Erlangyes
Triggersnoyes infoonly for the SQL APIyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"Graph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationselectable replication factorJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono 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 datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlynonoRole-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafOracle Berkeley DBRiak KVTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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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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