Apache Geode vs. Apache Derby

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Geode
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Apache Geode is a distributed in-memory database designed to support low latency, high concurrency solutions, available free and open source since 2002. With it, users can build high-speed, data-intensive applications that elastically meet performance requirements. Apache Geode blends techniques for data replication, partitioning and distributed processing.N/A
Apache Derby
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Apache Derby is an embedded relational database management system, originally developed by IBM and called IBM Cloudscape.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Apache GeodeApache Derby
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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Community Pulse
Apache GeodeApache Derby
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Features
Apache GeodeApache Derby
NoSQL Databases
Comparison of NoSQL Databases features of Product A and Product B
Apache Geode
8.7
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Apache Derby
-
Ratings
Performance9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Concurrency10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Scalability8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data model flexibility7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Deployment model flexibility8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Apache GeodeApache Derby
Small Businesses
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 8.1 out of 10
SQLite
SQLite
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 8.1 out of 10
SQLite
SQLite
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 8.1 out of 10
SQLite
SQLite
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache GeodeApache Derby
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Apache GeodeApache Derby
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
The biggest advantage of using Apache Geode is DB like consistency. So for applications whose data needs to be in-memory, accessible at low latencies and most importantly writes have to be consistent, should use Apache Geode. For our application quite some amount of data is static which we store in MySQL as it can be easily manipulated. But since this data is large R/w from DB becomes expensive. So we started using Redis. Redis does a brilliant job, but with complex data structures and no query like capability, we have to manage it via code. We are experimenting with Apache Geode and it looks promising as now we can query on complex data-structures and get the required data quickly and also updates consistent.
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Apache
If you need a SQL-capable database-like solution that is file-based and embeddable in your existing Java Virtual Machine processes, Apache Derby is an open-source, zero cost, robust and performant option. You can use it to store structured relational data but in small files that can be deployed right alongside with your solution, such as storing a set of relational master data or configuration settings inside your binary package that is deployed/installed on servers or client machines.
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Pros
Apache
  • Super Fast data pull/push
  • Provided ACID transactions, so it works like a SQL Database
  • Provides replication & partitioning, so our data is never lost and extraction is super fast. NoSql like properties
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Apache
  • Apache Derby is SMALL. Compared to an enterprise scale system such as MSSQL, it's footprint is very tiny, and it works well as a local database.
  • The SPEED. I have found that Apache Derby is very fast, given the environment I was developing in.
  • Based in JAVA (I know that's an obvious thing to say), but Java allows you to write some elegant Object Oriented structures, thus allowing for fast, Agile test cases against the database.
  • Derby is EASY to implement and can be accessed from a console with little difficulty. Making it appropriate for everything from small embedded systems (i.e. just a bash shell and a little bit of supporting libraries) to massive workstations.
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Cons
Apache
  • Needs more supporting languages. Out of box Python, Nodejs adapters would be wonderful
  • Currently it supports just KV Store. But if we could cache documents or timeseries data would be great
  • Needs more community support, documentation.
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Apache
  • It may not scale as well as some more mature database products.
  • Used it primarily from the command line with openjpa and jdbc, and from third-party clients such as Squirrel.
  • May benefit by providing more sophisticated tools to optimize query performance.
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Usability
Apache
Still Experimenting. Initial results are good. we need to figure out if we can completely replace Redis. Cost wise if it makes sense to keep both or replacement is feasible.
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Apache
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Support Rating
Apache
Never contacted support
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Apache
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
Still Experimenting. But looks promising as it has query capabilities over complex data structures
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Apache
SQLite is another open-source zero-cost file-based SQL-capable database solution and is a good alternative to Apache Derby, especially for non-Java-based solutions. We chose Apache Derby as it is Java-based, and so is the solution we embedded it in. However, SQLite has a similar feature set and is widely used in the industry to serve the same purposes for native solutions such as C or C++-based products.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Still experimenting so difficult to quote
  • For a small size project/teams might be an overkill as it still has certain learning curve
  • For Medium to large projects with complex Data Structures that need to be queried with a fast o/p it definitely works
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Apache
  • Being Open source, the resources spent on the purchase of the product are ZERO.
  • Contrary to popular belief, open source software CAN provide support, provided that the developers/contributors are willing to answer your emails.
  • Overall, the ROI was positive: being able to experiment with an open source technology that could perform on par with the corporate products was promising, and gave us much information about how to proceed in the future.
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