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What is Aerospike?

Aerospike is an open-source, modern database built from the ground up to push the limits of flash storage, processors and networks. It was designed to operate with predictable low latency at high throughput with uncompromising reliability – both high availability and ACID guarantees.
Aerospike is a tool in the In-Memory Databases category of a tech stack.
Aerospike is an open source tool with 976 GitHub stars and 165 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Aerospike's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Aerospike?

Companies
49 companies reportedly use Aerospike in their tech stacks, including Groww, paytm, and Eskimi.

Developers
136 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Aerospike.

Aerospike Integrations

Pros of Aerospike
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Ram and/or ssd persistence
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Easy clustering support
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Easy setup
4
Acid
3
Petabyte Scale
3
Scale
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Performance better than Redis
2
Ease of use
Decisions about Aerospike

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Aerospike in their tech stack.

Gagan Jakhotiya
Engineering Manager at BigBasket · | 5 upvotes · 58.8K views
Needs advice
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AerospikeAerospikeMySQLMySQL
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Tile38Tile38

I have a very limited but significant use case for spatial index in a routing service. I see these indexes not growing beyond 10,000 geometries for the next 1 year and maybe 100,000 for the next 3 years. The solution needs to be approached from a delivery timeline perspective mostly because the use case also comes with a slightly relaxed compute time SLA and cost optimum implementation PoV.

We have chosen R-Tree based index as a suitable choice for our use case. We are already using Aerospike and MySQL in our stack. MySQL supports R-Tree and has good docs as well. I couldn't find anything specific to R-Tree with Aerospike. Also, generally would like to understand from the performance perspective how these two choices would fare with something like Tile38?

Suggestions beside these are also most welcome.

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Aerospike's Features

  • 99% of reads/writes complete in under 1 millisecond.
  • Predictable low latency at high throughput – second to none. Read the YCSB Benchmark.
  • The secret sauce? A thousand things done right. Server code in ‘C’ (not Java or Erlang) precisely tuned to avoid context switching and memory copies. Highly parallelized multi-threaded, multi-core, multi-cpu, multi-SSD execution.
  • Indexes are always stored in RAM. Pure RAM mode is backed by spinning disks. In hybrid mode, individual tables are stored in either RAM or flash.

Aerospike Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Aerospike?
Redis
Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache, and message broker. Redis provides data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs, geospatial indexes, and streams.
Riak
Riak is a distributed database designed to deliver maximum data availability by distributing data across multiple servers. As long as your client can reach one Riak server, it should be able to write data. In most failure scenarios, the data you want to read should be available, although it may not be the most up-to-date version of that data.
Cassandra
Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.
Elasticsearch
Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of storing data and searching it in near real time. Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash are the Elastic Stack (sometimes called the ELK Stack).
Tarantool
It is designed to give you the flexibility, scalability, and performance that you want, as well as the reliability and manageability that you need in mission-critical applications
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Aerospike's Followers
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