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Splice Machine

The concept behind it sounds like a dare: take the Hadoop NoSQL data store and use it to create a SQL relational database solution that can scale as easily as Hadoop. After a beta testing period that began in May of 2014, it’s available to integrate with traditional Hadoop jobs and backed …

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Apache Geode

AT A GLANCE The initial version of this data store was a distributed caching product that allowed both C++ and Java applications to share objects in a scale out environment at high speeds. GemFire was launched as a result of lessons learned from its predecessor – an object-oriented database and …

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Riak

AT A GLANCE Two products: Riak KV is a distributed NoSQL database that is highly available, scalable and easy to operate. It automatically distributes data across the cluster to ensure fast performance and fault-tolerance. Riak KV Enterprise includes multi-cluster replication ensuring low-latency and robust business continuity. Riak TS is a …

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Couchbase

AT A GLANCE Couchbase Server is an open source, distributed database engineered for scalability, performance, and availability. It’s a general purpose database that can be deployed as a document database, key-value store, and/or distributed cache. Its memory-centric, multi-threaded architecture leverages integrated caching, memory-optimized indexes, and memory-to-memory replication to provide consistent …

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Apache Kudu

Apache Kudo

AT A GLANCE A new addition to the open source Apache Hadoop ecosystem, Apache Kudu (incubating) completes Hadoop’s storage layer to enable fast analytics on fast data. Currently, a limited-functionality version of Kudu is available as a Beta. Like most modern analytic data stores, Kudu internally organizes its data by …

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CockroachDB

CockroachDB

AT A GLANCE At technology giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook, engineers have pioneered techniques that help make their websites just as hard to kill. If a server goes on the fritz, a series of servers shut down, or even an entire data center goes dark, these sites are supposed …

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Aerospike

aerospike scale

AT A GLANCE Claiming to be “ideal for real-time big data or context driven applications that must sense and respond right now”, Aerospike is an open-source, in-memory NoSQL database and key-value datastore. The company claims that it “operates at in-memory speed and global scale with enterprise-grade reliability.” ARCHITECTURE A typical cluster has …

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SAP Hana

SAP Hana

AT A GLANCE SAP didn’t invent in-memory data stores, but over the last five years it has done lots to focus attention on the benefits and possibilities of the technology given advances in compute capacity and RAM affordability. Its HANA data store started out as an in-memory database, but has …

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MemSQL

memsql

AT A GLANCE Traditional relational databases (Oracle, DB2, MySQL) and most NoSQL data stores keep their data on disk. As the cost of RAM today is significantly less than it used to be and coupled with the advent of 64-bit computing, one can equip a standard, off-the-shelf server with hundreds …

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VoltDB

voltdb dashboard

AT A GLANCE Traditional relational databases (Oracle, DB2, MySQL) and most NoSQL data stores keep their data on disk. As the cost of RAM today is significantly less than it used to be and coupled with the advent of 64-bit computing, one can equip a standard, off-the-shelf server with hundreds …

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