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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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DataStax

Datastax Cassandra is a Java based linearly scalable NoSQL database, best-in-class tunable performance, fault tolerant, distributed, masterless, time series database and has easy-to-use administration and monitoring functionality with opscenter. Configured correctly there is no downtime and no data loss. The documentation is exhaustive, and the community is agile and supportive, and Datastax provides good support. For all these reasons, Datastax Cassandra has become a NoSQL technology of choice for many platforms.However it has some time investment on infrastructure and regular operational tasks, and if you do not have bandwidth for it, a managed NoSQL solution like DynamoDB might be more appropriate. Also if you have search needs on Cassandra and do not have corresponding Spark/Solr setup, Datastax Cassandra might not be ideal for you.
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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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  • Datastax Cassandra provides high availability and good performance for a database. It is built on top of open source Apache Cassandra so you can always somewhat understand the internal functioning and why.
  • Datastax Cassandra is fairly simple to start using, you can install/setup your cluster and be productive in 1 day.
  • Datastax Cassandra provides a lot of good detailed documentation, and when starting, the detailed free videos on the Datastax site and documentation are very helpful.
  • Datastax Enterprise Edition of Cassandra provides more tools, good support, and quick response SLA for enterprise business support.
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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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  • The move from SQL to NoSQL paradigm is always difficult for people who have been using SQL for most part of their technical lives. Even if NoSQL has better performance and is more scalable, the database interface/functionality needs to be seamless for users. This has always been the top challenge. Now with the advent of ACID and horizontally scaling Google Spanner, the competition is rife for what a database can provide.
  • Though one can be immediately productive, if you get corner cases in your usage with Datastax Cassandra, you have to really know it better. There is a learning curve. Understanding Cassandra server logs, audit logs and sstables helps.
  • Debugging can be longer especially if you hit corner cases, like not using Light Weight transaction correctly, timestamp ties or getting RuntimeException on scrub/repair/compaction (java.lang.RuntimeException: 30623431613136352d656433372d343939322d393066342d366632313961393530353062 is not defined as a collection) and such.
  • Datastax Cassandra has great benefits in product, and features but there are costs on infrastructure maintenance and regular operational tasks. Not that there is any technical component that can self heal :-), but this time investment in Datastax Cassandra is more compared to SQL db, say MySQL.
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Likelihood to Renew

Aerospike Database8.0
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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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DataStax7.5
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We will continue to use it because it scales well with commodity hardware and we are satisfied with the documentation and support.
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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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Amazon DynamoDB and Datastax Cassandra are similar on masterless architecture and principles, DynamoDB is managed and needs cost analysis. If you need to have better control, Datastax is better.I also did a prototype with Google Spanner in one of the recent innovation days, it provides the best of both worlds but being a service on Google Cloud Platform(GCP) works if your services are primarily on GCP. Amazon Aurora is a relational database with higher performance and is a good candidate if search and default relational behavior is preferred.For now, Datastax worked well for us as it provides best in class performance across different kinds of read/write/mixed workloads. It provides linear scalability which works for the best performance, lowest latency and highest throughput. If configured correctly, there is no downtime and no data loss.
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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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  • It is able to completely fulfill the requirements
  • We think we'll have a positive ROI
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Aerospike Database

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DataStax

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Free Trial
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