Aerospike vs. DataStax Enterprise

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Aerospike
Score 9.0 out of 10
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The Aerospike Real-time Data Platform aims to enable organizations to act instantly across billions of transactions while reducing server footprint up to 80%. The vendor states Aerospike multi-cloud platform powers real-time applications with predictable sub-millisecond performance up to petabyte scale with five-nines uptime with globally distributed, consistent data. Aerospike boasts customers such as Airtel, Experian, European Central Bank, Nielsen, PayPal, Snap, Verizon Media and Wayfair.N/A
DataStax Enterprise
Score 9.1 out of 10
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DataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the scale-out, cloud-native NoSQL database built on Apache Cassandra. DSE is Developer Ready providing developers the freedom of choice of REST, GraphQL, CQL and JSON/Document APIs.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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NoSQL Databases
Comparison of NoSQL Databases features of Product A and Product B
Aerospike
9.1
2 Ratings
3% above category average
DataStax Enterprise
7.9
3 Ratings
11% below category average
Performance9.92 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Availability8.12 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Concurrency9.12 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Security9.01 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Scalability9.82 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Data model flexibility9.92 Ratings5.13 Ratings
Deployment model flexibility8.02 Ratings6.93 Ratings
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User Ratings
AerospikeDataStax Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(3 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(3 ratings)
Usability
9.8
(2 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(2 ratings)
9.3
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
AerospikeDataStax Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
Aerospike Inc
We were developing an advertisement time auction application, where we had to store the client's personal details, advertisement-related details, location, and many other details. Moreover, we required a promotion, cookies, and a few more details from the front end. All this information is heavy in terms of size and cannot be lost if the server crash. So, we required an extremely fast disk database with high scalability and low throughput.
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DataStax
Real-time transaction processing (both reads and writes) is where DataStax Enterprise shines. It's very fast with linear scalability should more resources be needed. Additional nodes are added very easily. DataStax Enterprise on its own (without Solr or Spark enabled) isn't well suited for long complicated reports. The data model doesn't support joining multiple tables together which is common in BI reporting.
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Pros
Aerospike Inc
  • Low latency
  • Stable
  • Highly configurable
  • increasing features
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DataStax
  • 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
Aerospike Inc
  • 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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DataStax
  • Cassandra is a bit difficult to learn and understand
  • The costs are slightly higher for our company
  • Hardware requirement is moderate to high at the beginning
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Likelihood to Renew
Aerospike Inc
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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DataStax
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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Usability
Aerospike Inc
We were in dilemma in deciding the database and it was the first time we were using Aerospike. Eventually, everything went as expected and resolved the client's requirement along with positive feedback and appreciation
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DataStax
There is a bit of a learning curve and tasks that are simple in traditional RDBMS systems can be complicated with DataStax Enterprise but once you get the hang of denormalizing data and getting the data model correct DataStax Enterprise is very usable. Usability from the developer's standpoint is very simple - the complication is on the architecture side with the data model.
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Support Rating
Aerospike Inc
You pay for the level of support.
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DataStax
DataStax has the best community. They have instant customer support to solve problems and are knowledgeable of the problems faced by the customer. The documentation is pretty top-notch.
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Alternatives Considered
Aerospike Inc
Aerospike is much more performant than MongoDB, however there is much greater community adoption and support for mongo
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DataStax
DataStax Enterprise offered best-in-class write performance and scalability. The customer support team was very helpful in the adoption of new technology.
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Return on Investment
Aerospike Inc
  • increased response time
  • minimal managerial resource required
  • developer can start using with shallow learning curve
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DataStax
  • Highly Scalable Database, Highly Available Services, and Platforms.
  • High Performance, Low Latency and Highest throughput across varying workloads.
  • Configured, Tuned and Monitored correctly works to provide the best user experience!
  • Negative: Maintenance and Debugging Corner Cases
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