What is Aerospike?
Aerospike is an open-source, modern database built from the ground up to push the limits of flash storage, processors and networks. It was designed to operate with predictable low latency at high throughput with uncompromising reliability – both high availability and ACID guarantees.
Aerospike is a tool in the In-Memory Databases category of a tech stack.
Aerospike is an open source tool with 811 GitHub stars and 138 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Aerospike's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Aerospike?
48 companies reportedly use Aerospike in their tech stacks, including paytm, AppsFlyer, and Eskimi.
118 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Aerospike.
Pros of Aerospike
Ram and/or ssd persistence
Easy clustering support
Performance better than Redis
Ease of use
- 99% of reads/writes complete in under 1 millisecond.
- Predictable low latency at high throughput – second to none. Read the YCSB Benchmark.
- The secret sauce? A thousand things done right. Server code in ‘C’ (not Java or Erlang) precisely tuned to avoid context switching and memory copies. Highly parallelized multi-threaded, multi-core, multi-cpu, multi-SSD execution.
- Indexes are always stored in RAM. Pure RAM mode is backed by spinning disks. In hybrid mode, individual tables are stored in either RAM or flash.
Aerospike Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Aerospike?
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Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.
Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of storing data and searching it in near real time. Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash are the Elastic Stack (sometimes called the ELK Stack).
It is designed to give you the flexibility, scalability, and performance that you want, as well as the reliability and manageability that you need in mission-critical applications