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DBMS > Aerospike vs. RDF4J vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. RDF4J vs. Snowflake

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Spatial DBMS
RDF storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.56
Rank#65  Overall
#12  Document stores
#7  Key-value stores
#2  Spatial DBMS
Score1.26
Rank#194  Overall
#8  RDF stores
Score115.65
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websiteaerospike.comrdf4j.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.aerospike.comrdf4j.org/­documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201220042014
Current release6.0.0.0, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJava
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
PHP
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayesuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornoneyes
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlynoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafRDF4J infoformerly known as SesameSnowflake
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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News

Real-time Data Platform Leader Releases Aerospike Connect for Elasticsearch
18 January 2023

Aerospike 6 on AWS Graviton2 Delivers 1.6x Improvement in Price-Performance
16 November 2022

Aerospike Announces Early Availability of Aerospike Cloud
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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Snowflake is the DBMS of the Year 2022, defending the title from last year
3 January 2023, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

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3 January 2022, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

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Conferences and events

New Frontiers in SQL: Using Real-time Data and Document Databases in a Data Mesh
Webinar, 15 November 2022 (finished)

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