Aerospike vs Tarantool: What are the differences?
Developers describe Aerospike as "Flash-optimized in-memory open source NoSQL database". 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. On the other hand, Tarantool is detailed as "Free and open source an in-memory database and application server". 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.
Aerospike and Tarantool can be categorized as "In-Memory Databases" tools.
Some of the features offered by Aerospike are:
- 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.
On the other hand, Tarantool provides the following key features:
- Open source
- Easy to use
Aerospike and Tarantool are both open source tools. Tarantool with 2.18K GitHub stars and 213 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Aerospike with 307 GitHub stars and 57 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Aerospike has a broader approval, being mentioned in 38 company stacks & 36 developers stacks; compared to Tarantool, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.