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.

Many of these benchmarks were measured using the Yahoo! Cloud Serving Benchmark (YCSB), which is an independent framework and common set of workloads for evaluating the performance of different databases. You can obtain the latest Aerospike YCSB plug in at the Aerospike Github repository.

Aerospike Soars in the Google Cloud

Performance Benchmark shows Aerospike Soars in the Google Cloud

This paper describes several performance tests with Aerospike on Google Compute Engine that show dramatic price/performance that will fuel an entirely new category of applications that must process data in real-time from the very start, enabling a new class of startups with business models that were previously not economically viable. The paper’s conclusions demonstrate how the test achieved one million writes per second with Aerospike on Google Compute Engine, using 6x fewer nodes than Cassandra.

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Aerospike Hits 1M Writes/Second on Google Compute Engine with 6x Fewer Servers than Cassandra

Aerospike Hits 1M Writes/Second on Google Compute Engine with 6x Fewer Servers than Cassandra

Aerospike Hits One Million Writes Per Second With Just 50 Nodes On Google Compute Engine – a 6x cost savings – while at the same time, delivering consistent low latency with no jitter for both read and write workloads.

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Aerospike Soars in the Amazon Cloud

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.

Read more and download the benchmark report

You can also look at the instructions on recreating this benchmark


Higher Scalability at Lower Cost for Real-Time, Big Data Applications

Aerospike continues to push the boundaries of even next generation hardware. In this paper from Intel, Aerospike DB is able to achieve a 56% improvement in transaction rate using a Xeon E5 v3 processor (as compared to the v2). Performance has been increased to a very lofty 2.5 M TPS using RAM.

Read more and download the Intel whitepaper

Cloud Spectator

Cloud Spectator Whitepaper: Benchmarks of Bare-Metal and Virtual Cloud

To quantify the performance differential of running Aerospike’s in-memory NoSQL database on bare-metal and virtual cloud infrastructure, Cloud Spectator conducted throughput speed and latency benchmark tests for three different types of workloads on Internap’s bare-metal servers and AWS EC2 I2 class and Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers virtual instances.

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10x faster performance

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!

Download the “Ultra-High Performance NoSQL Benchmark

In early 2014, we doubled our performance on the same YCSB tests. Read the 1 M TPS post.

Failover Characteristics of Leading NoSQL Databases

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.

Get the “Failover Characteristics Benchmark” paper