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Likelihood to Recommend

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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SAP HANA Express Edition

For huge data set with some fuzzy uncommon and unusual search kind of features is less appropriate like in many places for finance related stuff from the developer point of view. Its very well suited to create a POC for demo purpose even though for production use purpose, the coding with HANA is really fast and quick resulting turn with an expected format
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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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  • The best part I would recommend is the real-time analytic reports
  • As compare to traditional DBs, this edition is tremendous faster, easier, quick to learn
  • Very good for our data load in few of the traditional DBs, with which we use our SAP Lumira, Web IDE, Also its flexible to integrate with 3rd party software like Tableau
  • Personally, I like the best part is can load on our personal laptop, desktop with no special appliance restriction like most HANA DBs does, easy to setup and quick in resulting in real-time results.
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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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  • No first line support from SAP
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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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SAP HANA Express Edition7.9
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It is free for production use and provides all of the features that we need.
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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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SAP HANA Express is free for production use with most of the features available in the full HANA tech stack. It also provided better integration with the SAP Bussiness Objects suite than the others.
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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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  • Data Analysts are able to complete their analysis much faster (4 hours vs 4 - 5 days)
  • Resource intensive summarization processes could be decommissioned as the data can be stored at the lowest grain. This saves on resource/licensing costs and gives the business near real-time access to their data.
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Pricing Details

Aerospike Database

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

SAP HANA Express Edition

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
400 euro*
1.  per additional 32 GB memory increase
Additional Pricing Details
64GB USD 428.00/month; 96GB USD 856.00/month; 128GB USD 1,284.00/month.