Aerospike vs. Riak

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
Riak
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Riak is a NoSQL database from Basho Technologies in Bellevue, Washington.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
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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
4% above category average
Riak
9.4
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Performance9.92 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Availability8.12 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Concurrency9.12 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Security9.01 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Scalability9.82 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Data model flexibility9.92 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Deployment model flexibility8.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
AerospikeRiak
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(3 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.8
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AerospikeRiak
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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Basho Technologies
Riak is well suited to applications such as:
Transaction logging e.g. financial transactions and/or exchange rates.
Storing time series data, especially IoT.
Storing massive amounts of data e.g. corporation wide backups, data lakes etc.
A fully s3 compatible replacement for Amazon s3 ensuring data privacy.
Riak is not as well suited to:
Traditional RDBMS functions, especially those that join the outputs of one or more queries together to produce the desired result.
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Pros
Aerospike Inc
  • Low latency
  • Stable
  • Highly configurable
  • increasing features
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Basho Technologies
  • Highly available: If nodes go offline for any reason, the system still operates.
  • Highly scalable: There is a minimum of 5 nodes, which can handle a lot by themselves. When scaling is required, it can be done easily, with minimal to no downtime on large scales.
  • Very fast searching: Riak has SOLR indexing built-into the core product, which makes querying for data very fast.
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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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Basho Technologies
  • Deletes!!! We've seen on numerous occasions where Riak has "resurrected" deleted data. We've worked with Basho numerous times and tried multiple changes to the way we interact with Riak to prevent the problem but it still remains. The deletes seem to reappear weeks, even months, after the delete was issued. We've had to work around this issue by providing a "deleted" flag for all data objects stored in Riak. Thus, we do no delete but simply flip the flag. Excess baggage we would really like to not have to worry about.
  • Search. Currently there's no way to tell what data you have in Riak without already knowing a particular bucket/key. There is a way to list the keys for a given bucket but due to performance implications, this is not a viable method to lookup data. Especially when you have a large amount of keys in the bucket.
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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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Basho Technologies
Right now, I'm on a project where we need databases that can run on embedded systems. Riak isn't necessarily the best fit for that scenario. But when we need a clustered database, that's where we'd start considering Riak.
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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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Basho Technologies
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Support Rating
Aerospike Inc
You pay for the level of support.
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Basho Technologies
Despite Basho going bankrupt and the project becoming fully open-source, community support is reasonably good, albeit a little slow at times. Paid enterprise-grade support is also available from former Basho engineers but the same company also contributes to the community support for free for basic questions or specific knowledge areas.
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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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Basho Technologies
Because of the RESTful HTTP interface, the consistency model, and because of the catalog-driven data model, Riak was an easy win over Redis and Memcached.
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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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Basho Technologies
  • Riak has been a key part of our company's build process for our client's search backend. It is valuable for is in that it provides a reliable way to view the current search index.
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