With the many NoSQL databases available including Couchbase, MongoDB and Cassandra, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for your application, partially because the features differ between each of them, and partially because there is not an easy way to compare the performance of one database versus another.
The purpose of using the Yahoo! Cloud Serving Benchmark (YCSB) is to develop a framework and common set of workloads for evaluating the performance of different databases.
Ultra-High Performance NoSQL Benchmarking: Analyzing Durability and Performance Tradeoffs
In an independent benchmark test of NoSQL databases conducted by Thumbtack Technology, Aerospike wiped out the competition, delivering nearly 10 times the throughput. The flash drive/SSD optimizations of Aerospike delivered an unprecedented speed advantage over other databases!
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In early 2014, we doubled our performance on the same YCSB tests. Read the 1 M TPS post.
Aerospike Soars in the Amazon Cloud
This benchmark demonstrates 1 M TPS in pure RAM on a single Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance for $1.68/hour. It documents experiments with a number of configurations and steps taken to achieve this high performance. It also compares read/write throughput and price/performance on several Amazon instances with a 4-node Aerospike in RAM cluster. The tests reveal the Amazon r3.large and r3.2xlarge instances result in the highest throughput across all workloads.
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Failover Characteristics of leading NoSQL databases
In this study, Thumbtack Technology examines one of the main reasons for using a NoSQL database — the ability to continue processing transactions in the face of hardware or other node failures. Instead of just focusing on raw performance numbers, it also explains how failure and recovery events affect the system as a whole.
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