Aerospike vs. DigitalOcean

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Aerospike
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
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
DigitalOcean
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
DigitalOcean is an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform from the company of the same name headquartered in New York. It is known for its support of managed Kubernetes clusters and “droplets” feature.
$5
Starting Price Per Month
Pricing
AerospikeDigitalOcean
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
1GB-16GB
$5.00
Starting Price Per Month
8GB-160GB
$60.00
Starting Price Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AerospikeDigitalOcean
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
AerospikeDigitalOcean
NoSQL Databases
Comparison of NoSQL Databases features of Product A and Product B
Aerospike
9.1
2 Ratings
4% above category average
DigitalOcean
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Ratings
Performance9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability8.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Concurrency9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Security9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Scalability9.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Data model flexibility9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Deployment model flexibility8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
Comparison of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features of Product A and Product B
Aerospike
-
Ratings
DigitalOcean
9.0
32 Ratings
10% above category average
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime00 Ratings10.027 Ratings
Dynamic scaling00 Ratings8.228 Ratings
Elastic load balancing00 Ratings7.220 Ratings
Pre-configured templates00 Ratings10.026 Ratings
Monitoring tools00 Ratings10.031 Ratings
Pre-defined machine images00 Ratings10.030 Ratings
Operating system support00 Ratings10.030 Ratings
Security controls00 Ratings7.728 Ratings
Automation00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Cloudant
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Score 8.3 out of 10
SAP on IBM Cloud
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
AerospikeDigitalOcean
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(3 ratings)
9.0
(32 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.8
(2 ratings)
8.6
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(2 ratings)
8.8
(9 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AerospikeDigitalOcean
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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DigitalOcean
DigitalOcean is a powerful tool with respect to the services and pricing that it offers. It is easier than other products and also provides servers that are inexpensive with great performance. DigitalOcean also offers additional add-ons such as additional IP addresses, scheduling of backups, etc. One of the best advantages is that it is efficient and is open source. Although, it is suited for a firm that is looking to cut down cost. Also, it is not suited for an organization where the dev/platform/DBA team is less experienced.
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Pros
Aerospike Inc
  • Low latency
  • Stable
  • Highly configurable
  • increasing features
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DigitalOcean
  • DigitalOcean provides some of the best cost-to-value services available
  • The DigitalOcean cloud console is very intuitive and easy to navigate
  • DigitalOcean has great support for Docker and other dev ops tools like Terraform.
  • DigitalOcean iterates quickly and provides cutting edge features for organizations that want to keep up with the latest and greatest dev ops tooling
  • DigitalOcean has a great developer community and numerous support docs/tutorials
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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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DigitalOcean
  • Some products/services available on other Cloud providers aren't available, but they seem to be catching up as they add new products like Managed SQL DBs.
  • While they have FreeBSD droplets (VMs), support for *BSD OSs is limited. I.e. the new monitoring agent only works on Linux.
  • There are no regions available on South America.
  • They don't seem to offer enterprise-level products, even basic ones as Windows Server, MS SQL Server, Oracle products, etc.
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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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DigitalOcean
I've been very happy with it for my purposes and I plan to continue to use DigitalOcean for the foreseeable future!
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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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DigitalOcean
I honestly can't think of an easier way to set up and maintain your own server. Being able to set up a server in minutes and have fully control is awesome. The UX is incredibly intuitive for first-time users as well so there's no reason to be intimidated when it comes to giving DigitalOcean a shot.
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Reliability and Availability
Aerospike Inc
No answers on this topic
DigitalOcean
Have not found a single second of down time myself. Superior availability.
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Performance
Aerospike Inc
No answers on this topic
DigitalOcean
Very quick response and high performance, you have to fine tune configurations on your machines though.
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Support Rating
Aerospike Inc
You pay for the level of support.
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DigitalOcean
They have always been fast, and the process has been straight-forward. I haven't had to use it enough to be frustrated with it, to be honest, and when I have an issue they fix it. As with all support, I wish it felt more human, but they are doing aces.
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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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DigitalOcean
Amazon has a very complex UI and many products to offer. They haven't polished up their UI and it has a much greater learning curve compared to DigitalOcean. However, Amazon Web Services (AWS) does have more comprehensive cloud computing services, which forces some companies to migrate their backend and other services to AWS as they scale up.
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Scalability
Aerospike Inc
No answers on this topic
DigitalOcean
Great scalability, you can start with small plans and move up to premium features at a very good price.
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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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DigitalOcean
  • With DigitalOcean, I've been able to move all my sites to https using my own implementations of SSL with LetsEncrypt.
  • Since moving my sites to DigitalOcean, my hosting plan costs less than 40% of what I paid for similar hosting from Site5.
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