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Amazon DynamoDB

Top Rated
50 Ratings

Aerospike Database

6 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Amazon DynamoDB

Top Rated
50 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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Aerospike Database

Compared to Redis and memcacheD, high availibity is best from Aerospike. Load balancing is also well done through Aerospike. If you're doing K/V lookups data exceeds more than 1MB, then Aerospike definitely fits the bill. However, it is not best as a document store. It is really atrocious in that nature. If anything look @ Mongo or something else then.
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Amazon DynamoDB

It is best for high demand over short periods of time and then being scaled down to save costs. This is kind of a pay for what you need model. This falls short though because while you can scale up unlimited you can only scale down 4 times a day which can be a limitation for some.
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Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Aerospike Database
Amazon DynamoDB
8.3
Performance
Aerospike Database
Amazon DynamoDB
8.0
Availability
Aerospike Database
Amazon DynamoDB
7.5
Concurrency
Aerospike Database
Amazon DynamoDB
8.5
Security
Aerospike Database
Amazon DynamoDB
9.0
Scalability
Aerospike Database
Amazon DynamoDB
9.5
Data model flexibility
Aerospike Database
Amazon DynamoDB
5.5
Deployment model flexibility
Aerospike Database
Amazon DynamoDB
10.0

Pros

  • Scales really quickly and easily. Can deploy a new cluster or add to a cluster fairly quick.
  • MGMT UI is easy to use. Utilizing cli, makes it easy to "autoscale" for us.
  • The sharding removes any need to overlook to make sure if balanced correctly.
  • HA is dead simple, that almost little to no need figure out how to do it.
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  • Fast retrieval
  • Auto scaling to control costs
  • Query and scanning allow for different use cases
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Cons

  • Load balancing per network segments.
  • Reduction in price.
  • Cross datacenter replication usage isn't so straightforward. Sometimes cross dc replication can have issues of bad data..
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  • Because of the lack of relations in AmazonDynamoDB, mapping very complex objects that you would typically decompose into related entities is difficult. Amazon DynamoDB is typically not great for this use case.
  • Amazon DynamoDB doesn't do strong type checking (there is typing, but it's relatively limited), so depending on your language you may have to expend some effort to properly map an Amazon DynamoDB object to a programmatical entity.
  • Depending on how much need you have for Amazon DynamoDB's performance, it can be a major pain to maintain... especially if you also have a relational database. In my current project, we utilize Amazon DynamoDB alongside PostgreSQL and entities live in one, the other, or both as appropriate. Synchronizing the database is a pain point.
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Aerospike Database8.0
Based on 1 answer
If money isn't an issue, and you're not on the cloud, then I'd go with Aerospike. If you're the cloud ie, aws or azure, then i'd stick with dynamoDB or Cosmos then. Aerospike is definitely not something you want to put into the cloud. It doesn't work well w/ cross regions. If cross DC, you'll have to write some stuff for data integrity checks.
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Amazon DynamoDB6.7
Based on 12 answers
We're stuck with it for now, but if we could do it again, we certainly would not choose DynamoDB again. There are too many other good options for NoSQL databases now, even within Amazon's "borders". However, for the moment, the application is reliable and useful, so it is accomplishing its objective, we just had high hopes that we could use it for many other customer facing features once the data had been stored – not really the case, or at least not affordably the case.
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Alternatives Considered

Compared to the above for K/V lookups and writes, it is faster. However, less than 1 MB, i'd use Redis, if you're willing to write package for HA in Redis. However HA between Redis and aerospike, aerospike is top notch. K/V lookups were 20-30% faster than Redis, 50% faster than Mongo, and 45% faster than Cassandra. But again, aerospike is really expensive.
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When compared to SQL and many other No SQL databases out in the market, I guess DynamoDB is a perfect stack for developing quick websites. More than that it's highly scalable which is offered by DynamoDB
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Return on Investment

  • Less mgmt headaches, prompting time to focus on other issues.
  • HA, required little handholding. And minimization of downtime.
  • Cross region replication is not great, which sometimes requires data integrity checks on your end.
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  • Saves man-hours on setting up the JDBC/ ODBC drivers
  • Setting up of triggers in SQL database is comparatively complex, however AWS DynamoDB is much easier to configure and use
  • Provides much heavy tools to view the metrics and graphs
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Pricing Details

Aerospike Database

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Amazon DynamoDB

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details